Definitions of peerage

  1. the peers of a kingdom considered as a group Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The rank or dignity of a peer. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The body of peers; the nobility, collectively. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The rank or dignity of a peer: the body of peers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Rank of a peer; body of peers. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The rank of a peer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The rank of a peer; the body of peers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The body of peers; the rank or dignity of a peer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for peerage

  1. When he was offered a peerage by the King he denounced with fiery wrath the minister through whom it was offered as attempting to bribe him. – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  2. On returning to England she had inquired for Mr. Templeton; she had learned that he had married again, had been raised to the peerage under the title of Lord Vargrave, and was gathered to his fathers. – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book X by Edward Bulwer Lytton