/stayts"meuhn/, n., pl. statesmen.
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.
[1585-95; STATE + 'S1 + -MAN, modeled on steersman; cf. the phrase ship of state]
Syn. 1. See politician.
Usage. See -man.

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