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standard-bearer

[stan-derd-bair-er] /ˈstæn dərdˌbɛər ər/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
Related forms
standard-bearership, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for standard bearer

standard-bearer

noun
1.
an officer or man who carries a standard
2.
a leader of a cause or party
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