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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 ?
These were his triumphs, and this his rate of progress on the way to the peerage, during the first year of his life as the husband of Lady Jane.
On a certain day in that year two special items of news appeared in the papers--the news of an elevation to the peerage, and the news of a suicide.
Vanborough's lawyer rose, till the peerage received him, and he could rise no longer; while Mr.
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.
In an age when huge gifts on behalf of charity was the fashionable road to the peerage, his attitude was all the more noticeable.
I believe, according to the peerage, it is ten years, but ten years with Monmouth must have been like eternity, with time thrown in.
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.
In other words, she had recently been raised to the position of Lord Winwood's second wife; his lordship conferring on the bride not only the honors of the peerage, but the additional distinction of being stepmother to his three single daughters, all older than herself.
She is crammed with all the prejudices of the peerage, but I am effecting a cure.
The peerage without heredity; the National Guard, which puts on the same camp-bed the corner grocer and the marquis; the abolition of the entails demanded by a bourgeois lawyer; the Catholic Church deprived of its supremacy; and all the other legislative inventions of August, 1830,--were to du Bousquier the wisest possible application of the principles of 1793.
I shall continue to be his friend for the sake of watching him; by that means I may render the government such signal service that they will have to make me count; for the peerage is the only thing I really care for.
It looks like McNicol drove a hard bargain, with the peerage part of his price for leaving," a senior party figure told the Standard.