Definition of Peerage

1. Noun. The peers of a kingdom considered as a group.

Exact synonyms: Baronage
Generic synonyms: Aristocracy, Nobility
Member holonyms: Lady, Noblewoman, Peeress, Peer



Definition of Peerage

1. n. The rank or dignity of a peer.

Definition of Peerage

1. Noun. Peers as a group; the nobility, aristocracy. ¹

2. Noun. The rank or title of a peer or peeress. ¹

3. Noun. A book listing such people and their families. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peerage

1. the rank of a nobleman [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peerage

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Literary usage of Peerage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"From the date of the Union with Scotland 16 Scottish Peers, not entitled to sit in the House of Lord; by virtue of a British or United Kingdom peerage, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"529, 530) that the existence of the peerage, as that •word is understood in the three ... Before we try to trace out the history of the British peerage, ..."

3. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1892)
"Thus in 1640 the House resolved in general terms that a peerage could not be alienated or transferred to another nor surrendered to the Crown. ..."

4. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third by Thomas Erskine May (1899)
"The peerage of Ireland, on ihe union of that country, was dealt with, ... Again, no Scottish peers could be created after the Union ; but the peerage of ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1855)
"THE peerage OF IRELAND, AND THE TITLE OF FERMOY. ... The son of his nephew and successor died without an heir to the peerage in the year 1827, ..."

6. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the by Thomas Erskine May (1906)
"But if some injustice was then done to the Scottish peerage, ... This rapid increase of the peerage had been regarded with much jealousy by that privi- The ..."

7. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George Third by Thomas Erskine May (1862)
"The peerage of Ireland, on the union of that country, was dealt with, in some measure, upon different tive peers of principles from that of Scotland. ..."

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