the peerage

noun

Definition of the peerage

formal
1 : the people who are members of the British nobility : the people who are peers
2 : the rank of a British peer He was given the peerage after years of devoted service to the community.

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“The peerage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20peerage. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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