the elder

noun

1
used in comparing the ages of two people who are members of the same family
He's the elder of her two brothers.
2
used to refer to the older of two people (such as a father and son) who have the same name
Pliny the Elder and his nephew Pliny the Younger

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“The elder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20elder. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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