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peer of the realm

noun, plural peers of the realm.
1.
any of a class of peers in Great Britain and Ireland entitled by heredity to sit in the House of Lords.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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peer of the realm

noun (pl) peers of the realm
1.
(in Great Britain and Northern Ireland) any member of the nobility entitled to sit in the House of Lords
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