hereditary peer

Main Entry:  hereditary peer
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a person inheriting one of the five degrees within the hereditary nobility in Great Britain and Ireland
Example:  A hereditary peer may be a duke, marquis, earl, viscount, or baron.
Etymology:  by 1709
Usage:  also hereditary peerage, n.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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