|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.|
|Usage:||also hereditary peerage, n.|
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