life peer


Definition of life peer 

: a British peer whose title is not hereditary

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life peerage noun

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1791, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of life peer

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

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