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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The specialist in biographical reference books began in 1769 when John Debrett published the New Peerage, the Present State of the Nobility in England, Scotland and Ireland.