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elders

noun , plural of elder

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1 a person of advanced years
  • in that Asian society elders are accorded great respect
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2 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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3 one who is older than another
  • it wouldn't hurt to show a little more respect for your elders
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4 the senior member of a group
  • as the elder of the contingent of living former presidents, he was accorded a place of highest honor at the ceremonies
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