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  • Peerage — Peer age, n. [See {Peer} an equal, and cf. {Parage}.] 1. The rank or dignity of a peer. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. The body of peers; the nobility, collectively. [1913 Webster] When Charlemain with all his peerage fell. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peerage — ► NOUN 1) the title and rank of peer or peeress. 2) (the peerage) peers collectively …   English terms dictionary

  • peerage — index society Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • peerage — mid 15c., from PEER (Cf. peer) (n.) + AGE (Cf. age) …   Etymology dictionary

  • peerage — [pir′ij] n. 1. all the peers of a particular country 2. the rank or dignity of a peer 3. a book or list of peers with their lineage …   English World dictionary

  • Peerage — The Peerage is a system of titles of nobility in the United Kingdom, part of the British honours system. The term is used both collectively to refer to the entire body of titles, and individually to refer to a specific title.All British honours,… …   Wikipedia

  • Peerage — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peerage —    The peerage or titled nobility of England was more heavily involved in the WARS OF THE ROSES than any other contemporary social group.    The lay peers of England and WALES were landholders characterized by their hereditary titles of nobility… …   Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • peerage — [[t]pɪ͟ərɪʤ[/t]] peerages 1) N COUNT If someone has a peerage, they have the rank of a peer. The Prime Minister offered him a peerage... It s thought she may eventually accept a peerage and move to the House of Lords. 2) N SING: the N The peers… …   English dictionary

  • peerage — UK [ˈpɪərɪdʒ] / US [ˈpɪrɪdʒ] noun [countable] Word forms peerage : singular peerage plural peerages a) the position of being a peer in the UK He was given a life peerage in 1993. b) the peerage the group of people in the UK who are peers …   English dictionary

  • peerage —    The peerage refers to a system of titles of nobility that exists in the United Kingdom and is part of the British Honours system. The term can be applied to the entire body of titles in a collective sense or to a specific title held by an… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

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