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senior

adjective
 
 
/ˈsiːniər/
used to describe someone in a high rank, or in a higher rank in relation to others, in an organization: a senior manager senior government ministers a senior partnersenior to sb He's senior to the other members of staff. →  Compare junior adjective
[before noun] used to describe loans, bonds, etc. that will be paid back before other loans, etc. if the person borrowing the money gets into financial difficulty: There are $21.25 million senior bonds and $1.5 million subordinate bonds. →  Compare mezzanine , subordinated
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