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English definition of “elder”

elder

noun [C]  /ˈel·dər/ us  
an older person, esp. one who deserves respect: You should listen to your elders. An elder is also an official in particular religious groups.

elder

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈel·dər/ us  
(of a family member) older: an elder brother/sister
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