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peer of the realm

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noun, plural peers of the realm.
  1. any of a class of peers in Great Britain and Ireland entitled by heredity to sit in the House of Lords.

Origin of peer of the realm

First recorded in 1585–95
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British Dictionary definitions for peer of the realm

peer of the realm

noun plural peers of the realm
  1. (in Great Britain and Northern Ireland) any member of the nobility entitled to sit in the House of Lords
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