standard-bearer

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standard-bearer

[stan-derd-bair-er]
noun
1.
an officer or soldier of an army or military unit who bears a standard.
2.
a conspicuous leader of a movement, political party, or the like.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English

standard-bearership, noun
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standard-bearer
 
n
1.  an officer or man who carries a standard
2.  a leader of a cause or party

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Example sentences
Green's career has been filled with ambivalence toward soul music, even as he
  was its chief standard-bearer.
But the likely standard-bearer of another party better reflects his views.
It is a standard-bearer for a system of moral values.
Every candidate is vying to be the standard-bearer for conservatism, and
  exploiting the fact that its meaning is variable.
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