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peerage


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Peerage  \Peer"age\,  n.  [See  {Peer}  an  equal,  and  cf  {Parage}.] 
  1.  The  rank  or  dignity  of  a  peer.  --Blackstone. 
 
  2.  The  body  of  peers;  the  nobility,  collectively. 
 
  When  Charlemain  with  all  his  peerage  fell.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  peerage 
  n  :  the  peers  of  a  kingdom  considered  as  a  group  [syn:  {baronage}] 




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