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Meaning of PEERAGE

Pronunciation:  'peerij

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the peers of a kingdom considered as a group

PEERAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: baronage
 See Also: aristocracy, Lady, nobility, noblewoman, peer, peeress



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Peer"age\, n. [See {Peer} an equal, and cf. {Parage}.]
1. The rank or dignity of a peer. --Blackstone.

2. The body of peers; the nobility, collectively.

         When Charlemain with all his peerage fell. --Milton.

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