compeer

compeer

[kuhm-peer, kom-peer]
noun
1.
an equal in rank, ability, accomplishment, etc.; peer; colleague.
2.
close friend; comrade.
verb (used with object)
3.
Archaic. to be the equal of; match.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English comper < Middle French. See com-, peer1

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compeer (ˈkɒmpɪə)
 
n
1.  a person of equal rank, status, or ability; peer
2.  a companion or comrade
 
[C13: from Old French comper, from Medieval Latin compater godfather; see compadre]

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compeer
early 15c., from O.Fr. comper, from com- "with" + L. parem "equal" (see par).
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