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peerage (ˈpɪərɪdʒ Pronunciation for peerage

Definitions

noun

  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

Synonyms

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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'

They thought she married beneath her by marrying a country doctor when she should have married into the peerage.
Holt, Victoria The Black Opal

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