elders and betters

your elders and betters

  (old-fashioned)
people who are older than you and who should be treated with respect When we were children, we were always taught to respect our elders and betters.
See also: and, better
References in classic literature ?
Pumblechook, who had an objection to being interrupted; "I mean, enjoying himself with his elders and betters, and improving himself with their conversation, and rolling in the lap of luxury.
You're my elders and betters, you know; I was obliged to come when you sent for me.