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One who has a rank, position, or status superior to others.
informal a person of higher rank or in a superior position
a person in a position of high authority in an organization; superior.
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|Noun||1.||higher-up - one of greater rank or station or quality|
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
better - a superior person having claim to precedence; "the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"
god - a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people; "he was a god among men"
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of