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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While Princess Diana was technically a commoner before she married Prince Charles because she was not a peer of the realm, many view the late royal as above the usual commoner.
He said: "I just happen to have been born a southern Irish Protestant and my father happens to be a peer of the realm. I just brush it off."
"As far as I know, Meghan will be considered a commoner even when she becomes HRH because she's not a peer of the realm," she told (https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/952407/royal-wedding-meghan-markle-kate-middleton-maid-of-honour-news-latest-pictures) Express.
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".
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.
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.