life peer

noun

Definition of life peer

  1. :  a British peer whose title is not hereditary

life peerage

noun

1791

First Known Use of life peer

1791


LIFE PEER Defined for English Language Learners

life peer

noun

Definition of life peer for English Language Learners

  • : 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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