Definition of compeer in English:

compeer

Line breaks: com|peer
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpɪə
 
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noun

formal
  • 1A person of equal rank, status, or ability: he was better versed in his profession than his compeers
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    • He remained distant from his compeers on stage, thus condemning Barrit's Falstaff to an early acceptance of impending rejection and robbing their final confrontation of emotional power.
  • 1.1 archaic A companion or associate: he had compeers in Fleet Street

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French comper, from com- 'with' + per, from Latin par 'equal' (compare with peer2).

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