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adjective [only before noun] elder pronunciation in British English /ˈeldə(r)/
  1. older than someone, especially someone in your family
    The elder son works on a farm.
    elder brother/sister: advice from my elder brother
    1. a.

      the elder

      the person who is older, especially of two people in the same family
      The elder of the two had lost his job as a teacher.

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