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peerage (ˈpɪərɪdʒ Pronunciation for peerage



  1. the whole body of peers; aristocracy
  2. the position, rank, or title of a peer
  3. (esp in the British Isles) a book listing the peers and giving genealogical and other information about them


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= aristocracy, peers, nobility, lords and ladies, titled classes

Quotations including 'peerage'

  • "When I want a peerage, I shall buy it like an honest man" [Lord Northcliffe]

Example Sentences Including 'peerage'

His name, would you believe, comes from the English peerage.
Friday, Nancy Jealousy
She even refused to be called Lady after her late husband Tom was awarded a peerage by then Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
The precise circumstances under which any offer of a potential peerage recommendation was made also remains unclear.
Belfast Telegraph (2004)
They thought she married beneath her by marrying a country doctor when she should have married into the peerage.
Holt, Victoria The Black Opal
Unlike Black, Sifton doesn't care about political influence, or using newspapers to snag a peerage.
Globe and Mail (2003)
When Roy Thomson wanted to accept a peerage in 1964, he had to renounce his Canadian citizenship.
Globe and Mail (2003)


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