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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Statesman  \States"man\,  n.;  pl  {Statesmen}. 
  1.  A  man  versed  in  public  affairs  and  in  the  principles  and 
  art  of  government;  especially,  one  eminent  for  political 
  abilities. 
 
  The  minds  of  some  of  our  statesmen,  like  the  pupil 
  of  the  human  eye,  contract  themselves  the  more  the 
  stronger  light  there  is  shed  upon  them  --More. 
 
  2.  One  occupied  with  the  affairs  of  government,  and 
  influental  in  shaping  its  policy. 
 
  3.  A  small  landholder.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  statesman 
  n  :  a  man  who  is  a  respected  leader  in  national  or  international 
  affairs  [syn:  {solon},  {national  leader}] 




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