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peer of the realm

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Definition of peer of the realm in English:

noun

A member of the class of peers who has the right to sit in the House of Lords.
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.

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