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statesman

states·man

statesman

 
pronunciation:
steIts mn
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: statesmen
definition: a man who is experienced in government, esp. one who shows skill, wisdom, diplomacy, and leadership in dealing with public issues such as foreign policy.
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derivations: statesmanlike (adj.), statesmanly (adj.), statesmanship (n.)