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Adjective
(of one or more out of a group of associated people) Of a greater age
“I'm sure others will come up with more, the heavens, just as they had done for each and every one of my elder brothers every time one of them got knocked down.”
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Grown-up
Adjective
Noteworthy historically, or among one's peers
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A significantly old or elderly person
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One who leads, or is respected, due to age or experience
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“He is now an elder of the village church.”
Noun
A leader or senior figure in a tribe or other group
“These people were not chosen as community leaders and the elders did not teach the community to follow these two-spirited people.”
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An old or elderly person
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A minister in the Roman or Orthodox catholic church
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A person possessing a highly developed intellect
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A traditional (prescientific) faith healer
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A woman present at the christening of a baby who promises to help raise the child in a Christian manner
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Sponsor
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Elder, Sambucus nigra
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Public official
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The father of one's father or mother
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