peerage

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the rank of a peer or peeress
a book listing such people and their families
peers and peeresses as a group
the nobility
{n} the dignity of a peer, born of peers
{i} aristocracy, noble class
The peers of a particular country are referred to as the peerage. Body of peers or titled nobility in Britain. The five ranks, in descending order, are duke, marquess, earl (see count), viscount, and baron. Until 1999, peers were entitled to sit in the House of Lords and exempted from jury duty. Titles may be hereditary or granted for life
The body of peers; the nobility, collectively
The rank or dignity of a peer
If someone has a peerage, they have the rank of a peer. The Prime Minister offered him a peerage
the peers of a kingdom considered as a group
Burke's Peerage
a book that gives details of all the noble families in the UK who have special titles such as 'Duke' or 'Earl'
peerages
plural of peerage
peerage