life peer


noun British.

a peer whose title ceases at death; nonhereditary peer.

Nearby words

  1. life of riley,
  2. life of samuel johnson, the,
  3. life of the party,
  4. life on the mississippi,
  5. life partner,
  6. life plant,
  7. life preserver,
  8. life raft,
  9. life science,
  10. life sentence

Origin of life peer

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for life peer

life peer

noun

British a peer whose title lapses at his death
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