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    Cool The elder of the family...

    It's a sentence about the elders of the families but what does it mean exactly,please?
    He hands over control to the next head of the family.

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    Re: The elder of the family...

    Which country's culture are you referring to?

    Most families in the West don't have 'elders'.

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    Re: The elder of the family...

    There is not enough context. Do you know what it means to hand over control? Do you know what an elder is?

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    Re: The elder of the family...

    It suggests to me that he is retiring as head of the family and is handing over to the person he wants to be in charge after him.

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    Re: The elder of the family...

    I'd still like to know what country's culture we're talking about. It's not the USA, or any country in the British Commonwealth (except possibly in some minority religions).

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    #6

    Re: The elder of the family...

    Yes,you're right.It's not in USA.
    Thanks for your nice information.

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    Re: The elder of the family...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd still like to know what country's culture we're talking about. It's not the USA, or any country in the British Commonwealth (except possibly in some minority religions).
    It could be an organised crime family too.

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