peerage definition

  • noun:
    • The position, name, or jurisdiction of a peer or peeress; a duchy, marquisate, county, viscountcy, or barony.
    • colleagues and peeresses considered as a group.
    • A book listing colleagues, peeresses, and their own families.
    • Peers as an organization; the nobility, aristocracy.
    • The rank or subject of a peer or peeress.
    • A book listing such people and their own families.
    • The position or dignity of a peer.
    • your body of colleagues; the nobility, collectively.
    • The ranking or dignity of a peer.
    • the human body of colleagues.
    • [capitalized] A book containing an in depth historical and genealogical account regarding the peers and their connections: as, Burke's “Peerage.”
    • the colleagues of a kingdom considered as friends

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