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elder
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 7
1. Older; more aged, or existing longer.
2. One who is older; a superior in age; a senior.
3. An aged person; one who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.
4. A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments; as, a traveling elder.
5. Born before another; prior in years; senior; earlier; older; as, his elder brother died in infancy; - opposed to younger, and now commonly applied to a son, daughter, child, brother, etc.
Part of Speech: noun
1. A genus of shrubs ( Sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries.
2. A person who, on account of his age, occupies the office of ruler or judge; hence, a person occupying any office appropriate to such as have the experience and dignity which age confers; as, the elders of Israel; the elders of the synagogue; the elders in the apostolic church.
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