- the ability, qualifications, or practice of a statesman; wisdom and skill in the management of public affairs.
Origin of statesmanship
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Examples from the Web for statesmanship
So Netanyahu's best play, against character, is statesmanship.Understanding John Kerry's Logic
July 22, 2013
That's a tremendously difficult job and it requires a tremendous amount of statesmanship and leadership.Ron Paul Revolution's Jesse Benton Joins... GOP Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell?
September 13, 2012
But Texas is far from alone in a stunning lack of statesmanship shown in the redistricting process.Lawmakers Pledge to Reform, But Gerrymandering Keeps Getting Worse
February 19, 2012
Dire predictions about government's inability to function were shot down by last-minute acts of statesmanship on Capitol Hill.Suddenly, Washington Works
December 22, 2010
Rarely has there been exhibited so complete a combination of qualities in statesmanship.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The President was represented as an imbecile, utterly devoid of statesmanship.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry
But of statesmanship I know little, and of kingcraft nothing at all.The Traitors
E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Such, we have been taught to believe, was the doctrine of the statesmanship of 1850.
These abstruser points of statesmanship are beyond my scope.The Biglow Papers
James Russell Lowell