Definition of elder statesman in English:

elder statesman

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noun

An experienced and well-respected politician or other public figure: he is the president everyone loves to cite as the model elder statesman an elder statesman of the turf
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  • 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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