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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 groupReligious leaders and officialsThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are old
(Definition of elder noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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