1. 〔政界の〕「an elder [a senior] statesman;〔一般に,古株〕an old-timer
    • 党の元老
    • the grand old man of the party
    • 彼は文学界の元老的存在だ
    • He is 「an influential senior member [《文》 the doyen] of literary circles.
  1. 元老院〔ローマ史で〕the senate