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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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Stuffing the Lords has become almost routine, with an average of 23.2 lords a-leaping onto the red benches per year since the Life Peerages Act 1958.
The Government announced plans for Lords reforms, including admitting women and paying expenses under the Life Peerages Act.
Days after her death in 1958, women entered the House of Lords for the first time thanks to the Life Peerages Act 1958.
October 30, 1957: The Government reveals details of plans to reform the House of Lords which include creating the first women life peerages.
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EVENTS 1957: The Government reveals details of plans to reform the House of Lords which include creating the first women life peerages.
Book One gets us to 1911, past Earl Russell's 1869 "Life Peerages Bill", the Earl of Rosebery's 1888 Select Committee, and the Marquess of Salisbury's 1888 "Life Peerages Bill", to the great Rosebery-Salisbury-Asquith debates in 1910.
Strangely, this idealism hasn''t prevented any of the four from taking the oath of allegiance to the same Queen - a pre-requisite to taking up their positions (and, more importantly I suspect, their taxpayer-funded salaries); neither has it prevented Senior Plaid Cymru politicians such as Baron Wigley of Caernarfon or Lord Elis-Thomas from accepting life peerages from the Crown (in fact Dafydd Elis-Thomas is even a member of the Privy Council, a body which directly advises the Monarch herself).
In an otherwise excellent article on the fiftieth anniversary of the Life Peerages Act 1958 ('Fifty Years of Women Peers', June 2008) Mad Takayanagi was inaccurate by over-abbreviation in listing the types of life peers before 1958.
It would also set up a commission to investigate how life peerages are created.