man of standing

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man of standing :-a person who has a high regard for someone ( respector).

What does this sentence means? I can not exactly understand the meaning of this sentence, could anyone symplify it for me, please?

Thank you!
  • Oeco

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    English - US
    The dictionary in the search field above each page on this site offers the following for the word "standing" in this sense
    social or financial or professional status or reputation; "of equal standing"; "a member in good standing"
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