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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 
  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]: 
  n  :  a  man  who  is  a  respected  leader  in  national  or  international 
  affairs  [syn:  {solon},  {national  leader}] 

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