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English definition of “elder”

elder

noun     /ˈeldər/
the elder B2 the oldest of two people : He's the elder of two sons .Describing age and birthdays
your elders people older than you: I was taught to respect my elders.Describing age and birthdays
[C] an important , respected , older member of a group Religious leaders and officialsThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are old
(Definition of elder noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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