noun, plural states·men.
a person who is experienced in the art
of government or versed in the administration of government affairs.
a person who exhibits great wisdom and ability in directing the affairs of a government or in dealing with important public issues.
Origin: 1585–95; state Related forms
, modeled on steersman;
compare the phrase ship of state
states·man·like, states·man·ly, adjective
su·per·states·man, noun, plural su·per·states·men.
is always a great word to know.
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