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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.
References in classic literature ?
Cadwallader was strong on the intended creation of peers: she had it for certain from her cousin that Truberry had gone over to the other side entirely at the instigation of his wife, who had scented peerages in the air from the very first introduction of the Reform question, and would sign her soul away to take precedence of her younger sister, who had married a baronet.
While she was gone to cry her farewells over the pork, I gave that whole peerage away to the servants.
And now his heart Distends with pride, and hardning in his strength Glories: For never since created man, Met such imbodied force, as nam'd with these Could merit more then that small infantry Warr'd on by Cranes: though all the Giant brood Of PHLEGRA with th' Heroic Race were joyn'd That fought at THEB'S and ILIUM, on each side Mixt with auxiliar Gods; and what resounds In Fable or ROMANCE of UTHERS Son Begirt with BRITISH and ARMORIC Knights; And all who since, Baptiz'd or Infidel Jousted in ASPRAMONT or MONTALBAN, DAMASCO, or MAROCCO, or TREBISOND, Or whom BISERTA sent from AFRIC shore When CHARLEMAIN with all his Peerage fell By FONTARABBIA.
Familiarize the workman with it, and some day he may come to see what a capital thing it would be to pack off me, and you, with the peerage, and the whole tribe of unprofitable proprietors such as we are, to St.
I believe, according to the peerage, it is ten years, but ten years with Monmouth must have been like eternity, with time thrown in.
To the one as well as to the other, she meant election as deputy, resulting, for the noble, in the peerage, for the purveyor, in a receiver-generalship.
Now, if you'd only an estate and a mansion, and a park, and a title, how you could play the exclusive, maintain the rights of your class, train your tenantry in habits of respect to the peerage, oppose at every step the advancing power of the people, support your rotten order, and be ready for its sake to wade knee-deep in churls' blood; as it is, you've no power; you can do nothing; you're wrecked and stranded on the shores of commerce; forced into collision with practical men, with whom you cannot cope, for YOU'LL NEVER BE A TRADESMAN.
He is thirty-three years old; I looked in the Peerage.
After a decent interval the beautiful English Government revived the "extinct" peerage of Exmoor, and bestowed it, as is usual, on the most important person, the person who had got the property.
His attitude towards a member of the peerage was that of the terrier to the perambulating cat.
He is found sometimes, speechless but quite at home, at corners of dinner-tables in great country houses and near doors of drawing-rooms, concerning which the fashionable intelligence is eloquent, where everybody knows him and where half the Peerage stops to say "How do you do, Mr.
Her husband was really deserving of her; independent of his peerage, his wealth, and his attachment, being to a precision the most charming young man in the world.