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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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