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compeer

[kuh m-peer, kom-peer]
noun
  1. an equal in rank, ability, accomplishment, etc.; peer; colleague.
  2. close friend; comrade.
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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 compeered

compeer

noun
  1. a person of equal rank, status, or ability; peer
  2. a companion or comrade
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Word Origin

C13: from Old French comper, from Medieval Latin compater godfather; see compadre
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Word Origin and History for compeered

compeer

n.

early 15c., from Middle French comper, from com- "with" (see com-) + Latin parem "equal" (see par).

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