Definition of compeer in English:

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compeer

Pronunciation: /kəmˈpɪə/

noun

1 formal A person of equal rank, status, or ability: he was better versed in his profession than his compeers
More example sentences
  • 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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