Definition of elder statesman in English:

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elder statesman

Pronunciation: /ˈeldər ˈstātsmən/


A person who is experienced and well-respected, especially a politician.
Example sentences
  • I try to model myself on the elder statesman of Maori in this House, and to follow the way he performs.
  • His is presumably a view of the outsider looking in-now a declared political observer, an elder statesman and senior citizen.
  • He carried on in this function as a Special Representative of the EU, while remaining influential in Spanish politics as an elder statesman.

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Syllabification: eld·er states·man

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