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elder statesman


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A prominent, highly experienced older man, especially one acting as an unofficial adviser.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a term of respect for an elderly and prominent person

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an elderly statesman whose advice is sought be government leaders
  • n. any influential person whose advice is highly respected


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