The 'boss' group
These nouns refer to a person who is in charge or has higher status in an organization or group. Handler, master, and mistress refer to the person who owns or is in charge of a dog. We include here elders, which refers to people who are considered to be superior because they are older.
betters boss elders gaffer handler leader master mistress overlord paymaster seniors superior
You must not laugh at your betters, no matter how ridiculous they may be.
I need some advice on how best to approach my boss for a rise.
They have lost all respect for their elders.
The dog lives with its handler to enhance that bonding process.
He informed his superiors that regulations on defence contracts were being broken.