Part of speech: noun

The art or skill of a statesman.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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)", Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy.