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 in a Sentence
He was given the peerage after years of devoted service to the community.
Recent Examples of peerage from the Web
John Robert Russell, the 13th Duke of Bedford, might have simply passed through a comfortable life in the British peerage if not for the fact that his ancient family was nearly bankrupt following the deaths of his father and grandfather.
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First Known Use of peerage
PEERAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of peerage for English Language Learners
the peerage : the people who are members of the British nobility : the people who are peers
: the rank of a British peer
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