Douce"pere`\, n. [F. les douze pairs the twelve peers of France, renowned in romantic fiction.] One of the twelve peers of France, companions of Charlemagne in war. [Written also douzepere.] [Obs.]

Big-looking like a doughty doucepere. --Spenser.
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