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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: 'older', from senex 'old'


1 adjective
senior1 W2
1 having a higher position, level, or rank [↪ junior]:
the senior Democrat on the House committee
White men hold most of the jobs in senior management.
the senior partner in a law firm
senior to
He is also a diplomat, but senior to me.
2 [only before noun] British English a senior competition is for older people or for people at a more advanced level:
I won the 60 metre race, my first senior success.

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