compeer

[ kuhm-peer, kom-peer ]
/ kəmˈpɪər, ˈkɒm pɪər /

noun

an equal in rank, ability, accomplishment, etc.; peer; colleague.
close friend; comrade.

verb (used with object)

Archaic. to be the equal of; match.

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Origin of compeer

1325–75; Middle English comper<Middle French. See com-, peer1
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British Dictionary definitions for compeer

compeer
/ (ˈkɒmpɪə) /

noun

a person of equal rank, status, or ability; peer
a companion or comrade

Word Origin for compeer

C13: from Old French comper, from Medieval Latin compater godfather; see compadre
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