Origin of peeress
Related Words for peeressaristocrat, lady, peeress, gentlewoman, empress, queen, baroness, marquise, archduchess, countess, duchess, princess, contessa
Examples from the Web for peeress
Historical Examples of peeress
In the first place, Herbert, I was never intended by nature to be a peeress.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
An English peeress is a princess, and must dispense her wealth generously.
She knows that you are a peer of England, and that she is a peeress.
To be the rival of a peeress; that peeress a duchess; that duchess the lady of the viceroy!Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
I would rather he were an earl, and I a peeress in his right.The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals
Ann S. Stephens
- the wife or widow of a peer
- a woman holding the rank of a peer in her own right