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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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Lady Chakrabarti, who was made a life peer by Jeremy Corbyn following her report, is to be the new shadow attorney general, the Labour leader announced.
After becoming a life peer in 1992, he spoke regularly in the Lords on the issue, voicing his frustration that he couldn't do more for his daughter, who died in 2005.
He became Northern Ireland secretary after the 1992 general election and was made a life peer in 1997.
Tory life peer Karren Brady is West Ham vice president.
FORMER Solihull MP turned life peer Lorely Burt has joined a West Midlands law firm.
Ballyedmond, Edward Haughey before he was created a life peer in 2004, was chairman of Norbrook, the largest privately owned pharmaceutical company in the world.
Everything else is violent, cruel and noisy" TV cake-maker Mary Berry, below, adding that she hates Gordon Ramsay's programmes "Perhaps if I had stripped off in the jungle, Nick Clegg would have put me in the Lords" Former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik, unhappy that he was not made a life peer in the latest list "What we found was that there is a toxic cocktail - patients felt reluctant to complain because they can fear it will affect the care they get" NHS Ombudsman Dame Julie Mellor on patients who suffer harm or poor hospital care "No-one, however smart, however well-educated, however experienced is the suppository of all wisdom" Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott makes an unfortunate verbal slip-up in an attack on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
Lord Taylor, aged 60, was made a life peer as Baron Taylor of Warwick in 1996 after unsuccessfully standing as the Conservative candidate in Cheltenham in the 1992 general election.
He was made a life peer in the 1984 New Year's Honours list, taking the title Baron McAlpine of West Green -- in Hampshire.
He was sacked by Lady Thatcher in 1981, as she began her clear-out of the so-called "wets" in her administration and was created a life peer in 1987.
Lord Livsey of Talgarth was MP for Brecon and Radnor for 11 years and was leader of the Lib Dems in Wales from 1988-92 and 1997-2001 before being made a life peer in 2002.
In 2000 he was made a life peer, as Baron Coe, of Ranmore in the County of Surrey.