peerage

[ peer-ij ]
/ ˈpɪər ɪdʒ /

noun

the body of peers of a country or state.
the rank or dignity of a peer.
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 peer1, -age
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British Dictionary definitions for peerage

peerage
/ (ˈpɪərɪdʒ) /

noun

the whole body of peers; aristocracy
the position, rank, or title of a peer
(esp in the British Isles) a book listing the peers and giving genealogical and other information about them
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