life peer


life peer

noun

: a British peer (sense 2) who has the title “Lord” or “Lady” for life but cannot pass it on to another person after death

Full Definition of LIFE PEER

:  a British peer whose title is not hereditary
life peerage noun

First Known Use of LIFE PEER

1869

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: life plant
Previous Word in the Dictionary: life of Riley
All Words Near: life peer

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up life peer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).