Definition of peer of the realm in English:

peer of the realm

Line breaks: peer of the realm


A member of the class of peers who has the right to sit in the House of Lords.
More example sentences
  • You have a decidedly low opinion of the peers of the realm, my lady.
  • Even in Britain a distinction was made between the peers of the realm and the gentry.
  • Yes, I know I can't get away with waking people up at eleven o'clock in the morning just because I'm a peer of the realm.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day retroflex
Pronunciation: ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)flɛks
turned backwards