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Senior citizen (8)

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This might be a double definition.

'senior' is the first definition.
The answer and definition can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Maybe you can see an association between them that I don't see?

'citizen' is the second definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps there's a link between them I don't understand?

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(Other definitions for alderman that I've seen before include "Former civic dignitary" , "Member of a local legislative body" , "Member of English county council" , "Bigwig" , "In England and Wales, a former senior local councillor" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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