elderhood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From elder +‎ -hood.

Noun[edit]

elderhood (uncountable)

  1. The state, quality, or condition of being an elder.
    • 2004, Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember, Encylopedia of Medical Anthropology:
      A notion of elderhood appears to exist in most non-Western societies and is largely based on combining social and functional definitions of one's place in the life cycle.