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peeress

[peer-is] /ˈpɪər ɪs/
noun
1.
the wife or widow of a peer.
2.
a woman having in her own right the rank of a peer.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; peer1 + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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Examples for peeress
  • But a magnificent full-blown peeress, who knew her own mind and had no- thing to fear, for her husband was no better than herself.
British Dictionary definitions for peeress

peeress

/ˈpɪərɪs/
noun
1.
the wife or widow of a peer
2.
a woman holding the rank of a peer in her own right
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