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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.
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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
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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]
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peerage

a list or directory of peers, usually with genealogies, as Burke’s Peerage.
See also: Books
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Peerage

 the body of peers, 1454.
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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
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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]
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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
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peerage

[ˈpɪərɪdʒ] n
(= title) → pairie f
(= peers) the peerage → la noblessepeer group npairs mpl
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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
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peerage

[ˈpɪərɪdʒ] ndignità di pari
he was given a peerage → gli è stato conferito il titolo di pari
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
(from the headstone of a British nobleman in Kalamazoo)
He took himself very seriously, and life, and his work, which latter was the tutoring of the young son of a British nobleman. He felt that his charge was not making the progress that his parents had a right to expect, and he was now conscientiously explaining this fact to the boy's mother.
The saga of Robin Hood, the British nobleman who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, is now so iconic and so familiar that any filmmaker who wants to spend exorbitant amounts of money to tell it again had better at least try to contribute something new to the character's legacy.

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