House of Peers


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the British House of Lords. See Parliament.

See also: Peer

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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No one had taken up the remark about the general, and no one had recognized in the officer who betrayed the castle of Yanina the noble count in the House of Peers. Albert, however felt no less insulted; the few lines which had irritated him were certainly intended as an insult.
So far as a demeanour of natural authority was concerned, the mother country need not have been ashamed to see these foremost men of an actual democracy adopted into the House of Peers, or make the Privy Council of the Sovereign.
I then spoke at large upon the constitution of an English parliament; partly made up of an illustrious body called the House of Peers; persons of the noblest blood, and of the most ancient and ample patrimonies.
Under favoring circumstances, Isabel's maternal grandfather might have been Archbishop of Canterbury, and have taken precedence of the whole House of Peers, the Princes of the blood Royal alone excepted.
In a press statement to the Saudi Press Agency, the Head of the Saudi-Jordanian Committee, at the House of Peers, in Jordan, Ghazi Al-Tayeb, said on behalf of those politicians and in his own name that the wise leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has shown utmost keenness through sparing no effort to make Hajj a convenient rite, as much as possible.
Don't forget the House of Peers, Redundant now for forty years, Remember these are just the few, To benefit from the EU!
And none is more controversial than the House of Lords, or House of Peers.
He admitted there was a culture within the Upper House of peers turning up just to claim their PS300 tax-free allowance.
My next question is: Are there any members of this house of peers who previously have been members of the lower House of Commons, and who have been questioned about expenses they had claimed as a Member of Parliament?
It reminds me of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "lolanthe." There was a most inconvenient law on the books: 'The fairy that marries a mortal dies!" It was terrible enough that the beloved lolanthe had broken the law but, ultimately, when all the fairies marry members of the House of Peers, what is the Fairy Queen to do?
But ultimately when all the fairies marry members of the House of Peers, what is the Fairy Queen to do?
I understand that our 150 MPs have already applied to be admitted to the House of Peers -another gravy train.