plural -s
: an illustrious noble
specifically : one of the twelve peers of Charlemagne's guard of honor

Word History


Middle English doseper, back-formation from doseperes, plural, the twelve peers of Charlemagne, from Old French doze pers, doze per, literally, twelve peers

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“Doucepere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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