Meaning of statesman

states•man

Pronunciation: (stāts'mun), [key]
— pl. -men.
  1. a person who is experienced in the art of government or versed in the administration of government affairs.
  2. a person who exhibits great wisdom and ability in directing the affairs of a government or in dealing with important public issues.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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