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peer·age

 (pîr′ĭj)
n.
1. The rank, title, or jurisdiction of a peer or peeress; a duchy, marquisate, county, viscountcy, or barony.
2. Peers and peeresses considered as a group.
3. A book listing peers, peeresses, and their families.

peerage

(ˈpɪərɪdʒ)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the whole body of peers; aristocracy
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the position, rank, or title of a peer
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (esp in the British Isles) a book listing the peers and giving genealogical and other information about them

peer•age

(ˈpɪər ɪdʒ)

n.
1. the body of peers of a country.
2. the rank or dignity of a peer.
3. a book listing the peers and giving their genealogies.
[1425–75; late Middle English perage]

peerage

a list or directory of peers, usually with genealogies, as Burke’s Peerage.
See also: Books

Peerage

 the body of peers, 1454.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peerage - the peers of a kingdom considered as a group
aristocracy, nobility - a privileged class holding hereditary titles
noblewoman, peeress, Lady - a woman of the peerage in Britain
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

peerage

noun aristocracy, peers, nobility, lords and ladies, titled classes the higher echelons of the British peerage
Quotations
"When I want a peerage, I shall buy it like an honest man" [Lord Northcliffe]
Translations
النُّبلاء والأشْرافرُتْبَة الأشْراف
hodnost peerašlechta
adelstatusadelstitel
fõnemesség
aîallaîalstign
hodnosť péra
asilzadelersoylularsoyluluk ünvanı

peerage

[ˈpɪərɪdʒ] Nnobleza f
he was given a peeragele otorgaron un título de nobleza
to marry into the peeragecasarse con un título
to be raised to the peerageobtener un título de nobleza

peerage

[ˈpɪərɪdʒ] n
(= title) → pairie f
(= peers) the peerage → la noblessepeer group npairs mpl

peerage

n
(= peers)Adelsstand m; (in GB) → Peers pl
(= rank)Adelsstand m, → Adelswürde f; (in GB) → Peerage f, → Peerswürde f; to raise or elevate somebody to the peeragejdn in den Adelsstand erheben; to give somebody a peeragejdm einen Adelstitel verleihen, jdn adeln; to get a peeragegeadelt werden, einen Adelstitel verliehen bekommen
(= book) das britische Adelsverzeichnis

peerage

[ˈpɪərɪdʒ] ndignità di pari
he was given a peerage → gli è stato conferito il titolo di pari

peer1

(piə) noun
1. a nobleman (in Britain, one from the rank of baron upwards).
2. a person's equal in rank, merit or age. The child was disliked by his peers; (also adjective) He is more advanced than the rest of his peer group.
ˈpeerage (-ridʒ) noun
1. a peer's title or status. He was granted a peerage.
2. (often with plural verb when considered as a number of separate individuals) all noblemen as a group. The peerage has/have many responsibilities.
ˈpeeress noun
1. the wife or widow of a peer.
2. a woman who is a peer in her own right.
ˈpeerless adjective
without equal; better than all others. Sir Galahad was a peerless knight.
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