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So·lon(sō′lən, -lŏn′) 638?-559? bc.
Athenian lawgiver and poet. His reforms preserved a class system based on wealth but ended privilege by birth.
1. A wise lawgiver.
2. A legislator.
(Biography) ?638–?559 bc, Athenian statesman, who introduced economic, political, and legal reforms
Solonian, Solonic adj
1. c638–c558 B.C., Athenian statesman.
2. (often l.c.) a wise lawgiver.
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|Noun||1.||solon - a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs|
elder statesman - an elderly statesman whose advice is sought be government leaders
Founding Father - a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
stateswoman - a woman statesman