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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