peerage

(redirected from Peerage, The)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Peerage, The: Life peerage

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
In an exclusive interview about his new peerage, the headteacher said he had accepted the opportunity to sit in the House of Lords because it gave him the chance to continue to make a difference in society.
LABOUR could be breaking the law if outgoing MSP John Home Robertson is offered a peerage, the SNP said yesterday.
The specialist in biographical reference books began in 1769 when John Debrett published the New Peerage, the Present State of the Nobility in England, Scotland and Ireland.