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compeer

[kuh m-peer, kom-peer] /kəmˈpɪər, ˈkɒm pɪər/
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
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English comper < Middle French. See com-, peer1
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British Dictionary definitions for compeers

compeer

/ˈkɒmpɪə/
noun
1.
a person of equal rank, status, or ability; peer
2.
a companion or comrade
Word Origin
C13: from Old French comper, from Medieval Latin compater godfather; see compadre
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Word Origin and History for compeers

compeer

n.

early 15c., from Middle French comper, from com- "with" (see com-) + Latin parem "equal" (see par).

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