- a famous man honored and praised in his native city, district, etc. because of his achievements
- a candidate favored by the political leaders of his own state, city, etc., as for presidential nomination
- a candidate at a political convention who controls a state's votes for brokering, or who is available as a compromise nominee
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- A man favored for nomination as a presidential candidate by his own state delegates at a national political convention.
- A famous man viewed proudly by others who are from the same geographic area, such as a town or state, or who share some other group identity.