Definition of 'peerage'
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There is no mechanism for those who are chosen for life peerages to give up the role. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His entrepreneurial flair combined with a political career that earned him a knighthood and a peerage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Now more of them are getting peerages as well. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yesterday he was given a peerage and made commercial secretary. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The party also flatly rejects suggestions that peerages were offered for donations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)About a quarter have been honoured with a knighthood or peerage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At least it might get you a peerage. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It took a few months between being invited to accept a peerage and its announcement. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She accepted her lavish claims had scuppered any chance she had of being offered a peerage. The Sun (2009)Are they not repaid if people do get peerages? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Are loans repaid if people do not get peerages? Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is no independent evidence to say whether the peerage offer was a cruel joke or the result of poor staff work. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)Women aren't allowed to inherit most hereditary peerages. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why shouldn't they be given peerages? Times, Sunday Times (2006)In 1922 evidence emerged that he had been awarding knighthoods and peerages in return for money. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She could also be given a working peerage and a Lords job. The Sun (2007)If you accept a life peerage, you have some power for as long as you want. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He insisted two years ago that he would not follow Labour grandees in accepting a peerage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A life peerage is no longer a life sentence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I would rather have that than a knighthood or peerage. The Sun (2008)City Academies could be given peerages. The Sun (2007)NICE to see a man who raged against the Lords all his life taking a peerage. The Sun (2010)How on earth does anyone think people got into the House of Lords before the invention of life peerages? The Sun (2006)For an opposition in the Lords it is almost a throwback to the days when the hereditary peerage constituted a majority of the members of the House. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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