peers realm

peer of the realm

noun, plural peers of the realm.
any of a class of peers in Great Britain and Ireland entitled by heredity to sit in the House of Lords.

Origin:
1585–95

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peer of the realm
 
n , pl peers of the realm
(in Great Britain and Northern Ireland) any member of the nobility entitled to sit in the House of Lords

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