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ELDEST. He or she who has the greatest age.
     2. The laws of primogeniture are not in force in the United States; the eldest child of a family cannot, therefore, claim any right in consequence of being the eldest.

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Later-born sons who became the eldest after an older sibling died in childhood displayed an IQ advantage comparable to that seen in firstborns.
Citing a diplomatic source in Seoul who spoke on condition of anonymity, the report said Kim Jong Nam, 36, the eldest of the leader's three children, has applied for a French visa through the French Embassy in Beijing.
The eldest of eight children, he was known for his kind and loving nature and liked sports and having fun.
All my forebears (even if not the eldest son) could and did get married.
The eldest brother said: "They just seemed to come out of nowhere, and the next thing I remember was being in hospital.
The children were examined by a forensic medical officer and during interviews the eldest said they had been left alone overnight by their mother who returned the next morning.
It is mentioned that MPs of (Muttahidoon and Kurdistan Alliance) blocs withdrew from the parliamentary session after sworn and after being adjourned by, the eldest MP, Mehdi al-Hafez for a break for half an hour.
Her eldest daughter was my grandmother Lily Penn, who died of cancer in 1956 when she was just 46.
PUTTING family above his party once again, RJD president Lalu Prasad on Thursday fielded his eldest daughter Misa Bharti ( inset) and wife Rabri Devi in the Lok Sabha elections, sparking rebellion by his loyalists.
Brothers," said the eldest son, "we must leave this place and seek our fortunes.
OK, according to rumors, he is, but according to his eldest son and business manager, Issam, he isn't.
5 ( ANI ): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday recollected a special moment with Sachin Tendulkar, and said that his eldest son and the batting maestro's daughter were born on the same day, in the same hospital in Mumbai.