representative peer

noun

Definition of representative peer

: a peer chosen to represent other peers in the House of Lords:
a : one of 16 Scottish peers elected as their representatives for the duration of a single parliament by persons holding Scottish peerages only
b : one of 28 Irish peers elected as their representatives for life by persons holding Irish peerages only

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“Representative peer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/representative%20peer. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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