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statesman

1. a political leader whose wisdom, integrity, etc., win great respect
2. a person active and influential in the formulation of high government policy, such as a cabinet member
3. a politician
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Chris Ngige, in his tribute remarks, recalled that the late elder statesman was a principled and very brilliant person, bagged five degrees in different fields.
The Elder Statesman said under a democratic setting, the powers to change or modify our Constitution is vested in the legislature.
2) This play was The Elder Statesman, which nonetheless put in an isolated appearance in 2008 as a rehearsed reading at the King's Head, Islington, where it was performed by the theater group Primavera, as part of its series of "Forgotten Classics.
of South Alabama) was among the first and has been among the most tenacious admirer of Carter during both his presidency and his subsequent career as a human rights activist and elder statesman.
Elder statesman Smyth reckons Millar deserves a break and insists: "We owe him big time.
Classic grandeur and energy from the elder statesman of dance class piano.
France has reportedly officially changed the name of the airport on the Caribbean island to honour the poet and elder statesman Aime Cesaire.
The Lakers are one of the youngest teams in the NBA this season, as if you couldn't tell by the fact Kobe (28) is the franchise's elder statesman.
Other equally outstanding aspects of Franklin's remarkable life are covered as well, from his rise from humble beginnings to his status as one of Philadelphia's leading citizens, and his service to the US, both as an ambassador and as an elder statesman at the Constitutional Convention.
Elder statesman and Democrat, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President, Jimmy Carter approaches the subject with a particularly high level of moral authority.
To be sure, Hart the elder statesman has a fair claim to hand-waving attention--in these ways and others, he was right.
Israel's elder statesman Shimon Peres is leaving the Labour Party after six decades, throwing his support behind Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's new centrist party for March 28 elections.