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life peer

noun, British.
1.
a peer whose title ceases at death; nonhereditary peer.
Origin of life peer
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70
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  • Then if a poor, he becomes a great man, and even a kind of minor chief—a life peer, as it were.

    The Adventures of John Jewitt

    John Rodgers Jewitt
British Dictionary definitions for life peer

life peer

noun
1.
(Brit) a peer whose title lapses at his death
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