peerage

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peer·age

noun \ˈpir-ij\

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
:  the body of peers
2
:  the rank or dignity of a peer
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.

First Known Use of PEERAGE

15th century

Rhymes with PEERAGE

peerage

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Body of peers or titled nobility in Britain. The five ranks, in descending order, are duke, marquess, earl (see count), viscount, and baron. Until 1999, peers were entitled to sit in the House of Lords and exempted from jury duty. Titles may be hereditary or granted for life.

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