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I'm in a devilish one,
I'm in heaven's son;
I'm in landowners' class,
I'm in rule not by lass;
I'm in wealth on top,
I'm in compound from crop;
I'm in a seeker's tool,
I'm in a ruler cruel

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ The word tag means the answer is a word, right? (Not e.g. a letter.) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Nov 20 at 16:36
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    $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor Yes, the answer is a single word. $\endgroup$ – Avi Nov 20 at 16:42
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The words:

I'm in a devilish one, -> ARCHFIEND
I'm in heaven's son; -> STARCHILD (told by OP in chat; I had ARCHANGEL originally)
I'm in landowners' class, -> SQUIREARCHY
I'm in rule not by lass; -> PATRIARCHY
I'm in wealth on top, -> OLIGARCHY?
I'm in a gum drop; -> STARCH
I'm in a seeker's tool, -> SEARCHLIGHT
I'm in a ruler cruel -> AUTARCH

leading to the answer

ARCH.

Title:

each word connects to the answer. An ARCH-something might be the most; an ARCHAEO-something might be ancient; and an ARCH is a member? (Again, OP helped in chat with this.)

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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately, the one you're most sure about is not correct - the next most, however, is $\endgroup$ – Avi Nov 20 at 17:05

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