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Definition of life peer in English:

noun

(In the UK) a peer whose title cannot be inherited: he entered the House of Lords as a life peer
More example sentences
  • As a life peer, Lord Geraint held the position of deputy speaker, deputy chairman of committees and spokesman on Welsh rural affairs.
  • However, it was probably his religious credentials that led to him becoming the only Tory MP to have been both knighted and created a life peer by Labour.
  • She was the first female director of the Royal Institute, and was made a life peer earlier this year.

Derivatives

life peerage

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noun
Example sentences
  • In 1931 he was awarded a life peerage as Baron Rutherford of Nelson, of Cambridge.
  • Baroness Blackstone was awarded a life peerage in 1987 and was Arts Minister from 2001 to 2003 and Minister of State for Education and Employment from 1997 to 2001.
  • The conference of a life peerage is first recorded, I think, in the 14th century.

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