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peer of the realm

noun, plural peers of the realm.
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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peer of the realm

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