What does the word statesmanship mean?

Usage examples for statesmanship

  1. There, as is well known, politics are exclusively in the hands of Irish citizens, who, denied the right of self- government- as the American colonies were denied similar freedom, I need scarcely point out with what disastrous results to the empire- the Irish immigrants in America, I say, are evincing their true genius for statesmanship in their splendid organization known as Tammany Hall. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  2. There are times when the open expression of a little honest indignation is better than all the " ecclesiastical statesmanship" that can be employed. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  3. Canning had much of that imaginative faculty without which there can hardly be any real statesmanship. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy