peer of the realm


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peer of the realm

n, pl peers of the realm
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Great Britain and Northern Ireland) any member of the nobility entitled to sit in the House of Lords
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Noun1.peer of the realm - a peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords
British House of Lords, House of Lords - the upper house of the British parliament
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
peer - a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
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From a peer of the realm to a Paisley woman, that kind of misogynistic abuse is unacceptable.
Ranting at a peer of the realm would surely be most unseemly, but a diatribe might just be acceptable, if perhaps a little uppity.
WHILE watching the Test match, I constantly heard Nasser Hussain referring to a peer of the realm that is Sir Ian Botham, as "Beefy".
This week, it's been the turn of Lord Sewel, a 69-year-old whose alleged drug-fuelled romps with prostitutes might have troubled a front page of a tabloid if he were a hell-raising rock star, let alone a peer of the realm responsible for setting the standards to which Lords must abide.
Peer of the realm William McCordle and his upper-crust wife Sylvia invite a gaggle of friends over for a dinner party and a spot of hunting.
1760: Earl Ferrers was hanged at Tyburn for murdering his valet - the last peer of the realm to be executed for murder.
His erstwhile owner was considerably more energetic, the standard bearer of the British Empire, peer of the realm, and still a household name today, more than two centuries after his death.
But, as a graduate of the university of hard knocks, Lord Sugar of Hackneyed is not the sort of peer of the realm to be overly impressed by academic prowess.
THE chief executive of the Arts Council, a peer of the realm, a sports writer and a digital music entrepreneur are among eight distinguished figures receiving honorary degrees from Teesside University.
There would be no more Olympics, no other chance to complete what another great Tyneside Olympian Steve Cram had agonisingly fallen just short of when clinching only silver in Los Angeles beaten by the unerring stride of Seb Coe, a future peer of the realm.
do' One peer of the realm recently commented that they would: "Recruit like-minded neighbours and make sure that we had no additional housing in the neighbourhood and would shift the issue onto other villages that were not so quick off the starting blocks".