Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman who is a leader in national or international affairs.
  • noun A woman political leader regarded as a disinterested promoter of the public good.
  • noun A woman who is a respected leader in a given field.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A woman who is versed in or meddles with public affairs, or who gives evidence of political shrewdness or ability.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A woman concerned in public affairs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A woman who is a leader in national or international affairs.
  • noun A female political leader who promotes the public good or who is recognized for probity, leadership, or the qualities necessary to govern a state.

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

  • noun a woman statesman

Etymologies

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state's +‎ woman

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  • Would someone care to render the parts of this word into Old and Middle English, end elaborate on the etymologies, just for fun? No?, me neither.

    March 21, 2011