- French Legend. the 12 peers or paladins represented in old romances as attendants of Charlemagne.
- French History. the 12 great spiritual and temporal peers of France, taken to represent those of Charlemagne.
Origin of douzepers
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- French history the 12 great peers of the realm, seen as the symbolic heirs of Charlemagne's 12 chosen peers
Word Origin for douzepers
C13: from Old French douze pers; see dozen, peer 1
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