Statesman

States"man

(-mn), n.;
pl. Statesmen (-mn).
1. A man versed in public affairs and in the principles and art of government; especially, one eminent for political abilities.
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The minds of some of our statesmen, like the pupil of the human eye, contract themselves the more, the stronger light there is shed upon them.
Moore.
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2. One occupied with the affairs of government, and influential in shaping its policy.
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3. A small landholder. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
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