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peeress

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noun peer·ess \ˈpir-əs\

Simple Definition of peeress

  • : a woman who is a member of the British nobility

  • : the wife or widow of a peer (sense 2)

Full Definition of peeress

  1. 1 :  the wife or widow of a peer

  2. 2 :  a woman who holds in her own right the rank of a peer

Examples of peeress

  1. <a wedding invitation eagerly sought by every peer and peeress in the realm>



1688

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