elder statesman


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elder statesman

n.
A prominent, highly experienced older man, especially one acting as an unofficial adviser.
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elder statesman

n
an old, experienced, and eminent person, esp a politician, whose advice is often sought
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eld′er states′man


n.
an older, experienced person whose advice is often sought.
[1900–05]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elder statesman - any influential person whose advice is highly respectedelder statesman - any influential person whose advice is highly respected
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
2.elder statesman - an elderly statesman whose advice is sought be government leaders
national leader, solon, statesman - a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
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Translations

elder statesman

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

elder statesman

n (Pol) → uomo politico di grande esperienza e prestigio
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THE THE latest in the compilation of live recordings released by the legendary elder statesman of the tenor saxophone takes performances from between November 2001 and July 2012 - in other words between his 72nd and 82nd years.
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