elder

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as in superior
one who is above another in rank, station, or office as your elder in the company, he is within his rights to tell you what to do

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as in ancestor
one who is older than another it wouldn't hurt to show a little more respect for your elders

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“Elder.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elder. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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