What does Peerage mean?
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the peers of a kingdom considered as a group
Peers as a group; the nobility, aristocracy.
The rank or title of a peer or peeress.
A book listing such people and their families.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: pairie, Fr. from peer.
His friendships he to few confin’d;
No fools of rank or mongrel breed,
Who fain would pass for Lords indeed;
Where titles give no right or power,
And peerage is a wither’d flower. Jonathan Swift.
Not only the penal laws are in force against papists, and their number is contemptible, but also the peerage and commons are excluded from parliament. Dryden.
A peerage is a legal system historically comprising various hereditary titles (and sometimes non-hereditary titles) in a number of countries, and composed of assorted noble ranks. Peerages include:
the rank or dignity of a peer
the body of peers; the nobility, collectively
Etymology: [See Peer an equal, and cf. Parage.]
The numerical value of Peerage in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Peerage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- pares, pariatoPortuguese
- звание пэраRussian
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