peerage

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peerage

1. the whole body of peers; aristocracy
2. the position, rank, or title of a peer
3. (esp in the British Isles) a book listing the peers and giving genealogical and other information about them
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In the 1895 criminal trial brought by Her Majesty's government, Wilde was convicted of ``gross indecency'' for having sexual relations with several men, including the 21-year-old son of Lord Alfred Douglas, a British nobleman.
Michael of Kent, a British nobleman, takes the wheel of his 1901 Mors automobile at the start Sunday of the London to Brighton vintage car rally.

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