A politician who is a leader in national or international affairs. (noun)
A political leader who promotes the public good or who is recognized for probity, leadership, or the qualities necessary to govern a state. (noun)
Examples of word statesperson
She ended it by asking for a round of applause for the Gorgon being awarded the "statesperson" (yes she really called it that) of the year award or whatever it was at the G20 party.
There is not much left to say about Pittman that has not been penned; he is indeed an elder statesperson of art in L.A.
HIllary is strong and powerful but lacks the poise and demeanor it takes to be a true statesperson.
All of Lumley's fierceness comes from within, whereas Mrs T was expertly styled as a world statesperson, to such an extent that Condoleeza Rice only had to do likewise with the military-style double breasted coats and the boots.
Hosting teas in the White House for eight years and playing the victim do not a statesperson make. jennyGA