elder statesman
noun Date: 1904 an eminent senior member of a group or organization; especially a retired statesman who unofficially advises current leaders

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  • elder statesman — elder statesmen 1) N COUNT An elder statesman is an old and respected politician or former politician who still has influence because of his or her experience. 2) N COUNT: usu with supp An experienced and respected member of an organization or… …   English dictionary

  • elder statesman — n. 1. Historical in Japan, any of a number of retired statesmen who served informally as a group of advisors to the emperor 2. any elderly retired statesman who continues to be consulted unofficially on governmental matters …   English World dictionary

  • elder statesman — n someone old and respected, especially a politician, who people ask for advice because of his or her knowledge and experience …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • elder statesman — noun count 1. ) someone with a lot of experience in politics or government who is given a lot of respect 2. ) an experienced and respected member of a group or organization …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • elder statesman — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms elder statesman : singular elder statesman plural elder statesmen 1) someone with a lot of experience in politics or government who is given a lot of respect 2) an experienced and respected member of a group or …   English dictionary

  • Elder Statesman — El|der States|man [ steitsmən] der; , ...men <aus engl. elder statesman »(alt)erfahrener Staatsmann«> Politiker, der nach seinem Ausscheiden aus einem hohen Staatsamt weiterhin große Hochachtung genießt …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Elder Statesman — El|der States|man 〈[ ɛ̣ldə(r) stɛıtsmæn] m.; , men [ mən]; geh.〉 einflussreicher, erfahrener älterer Politiker [<engl. elder „ältere(r, s)“ + statesman „Staatsmann“] * * * El|der States|man [ ɛldə steɪtsmən ], der; , Elder Statesmen […mən]… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • elder statesman — Synonyms and related words: Admirable Crichton, adept, artisan, artist, attache, authority, connaisseur, connoisseur, consultant, cordon bleu, crack shot, craftsman, dead shot, diplomat, diplomatist, doctor, elder, experienced hand, expert,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • elder statesman — noun 1. any influential person whose advice is highly respected • Hypernyms: ↑important person, ↑influential person, ↑personage 2. an elderly statesman whose advice is sought be government leaders • Hypernyms: ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elder statesman — Der Begriff Staatsmann bezeichnet einen Mann des Staates, einen Politiker in hohen staatlichen Ämtern, in der Regel Staats oder Regierungschefs, die nach Auffassung der öffentlichen Meinung etwas geleistet haben, das über alltägliche Politik… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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