English

Definition of 'peerage'

See related content

Synonyms of "peerage"
Synonyms of "peerage"
French Translation of "peerage"
French Translation of "peerage"
Word lists "types of book"
Word lists "types of book"
Translator
Translator
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : lunar module
Word of the day : lunar module
Spanish Translation of "peerage"
Spanish Translation of "peerage"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Example sentences containing 'peerage'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
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. Simon Ball 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)

Quotations

Word Lists

types of book

Trends of 'peerage'

Used Occasionally. peerage is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Source

Definition of peerage from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
#moon50
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access