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peerage

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noun peer·age \ˈpir-ij\

Simple Definition of peerage

  • the peerage : the people who are members of the British nobility : the people who are peers

  • : the rank of a British peer

Full Definition of peerage

  1. 1 :  the body of peers

  2. 2 :  the rank or dignity of a peer

  3. 3 :  a book containing a list of peers with their genealogy, history, and titles

Examples of peerage

  1. He was given the peerage after years of devoted service to the community.



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