statesman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From state +‎ -s- +‎ -man, modelled after French homme d'État.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsteɪtsmən/
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Noun[edit]

statesman (plural statesmen)

  1. A man who is a leader in national or international affairs.
  2. A male political leader who promotes the public good or who is recognized for probity, leadership, or the qualities necessary to govern a state.
  3. (dialectal, Lake District) A man who lives on a landed estate; a small landholder.

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Noun[edit]

statesman

  1. statesman
    • 1867, CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, line 8:
      'Governere,' 'Statesman'.
      'Governor,' 'Statesman'.

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 114