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See synonyms for peerage on
  1. the body of peers of a country or state.

  2. the rank or dignity of a peer.

  1. a book listing the peers and giving their genealogies.

Origin of peerage

First recorded in 1425–75, peerage is from the late Middle English word perage.See peer2, -age

Words Nearby peerage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use peerage in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for peerage


/ (ˈpɪərɪdʒ) /

  1. the whole body of peers; aristocracy

  2. the position, rank, or title of a peer

  1. (esp in the British Isles) a book listing the peers and giving genealogical and other information about them

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