life peer

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life peer

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a peer whose title lapses at his death

life′ peer′


n.
a British peer whose title ceases at death.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.life peer - a British peer whose title lapses at death
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
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life peer

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