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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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On a certain day in that year two special items of news appeared in the papers--the news of an elevation to the peerage, and the news of a suicide.
Delamayn consulted his wife, and took it with a peerage.
Vanborough's lawyer rose, till the peerage received him, and he could rise no longer; while Mr.
Besides, old Soap-Suds was sick enough at not getting his peerage last year; he'd sack me by wire if I lost him it with such lunacy as this.
The other is one of the senior noblemen of the British Peerage.
She is crammed with all the prejudices of the peerage, but I am effecting a cure.
The peerage without heredity; the National Guard, which puts on the same camp-bed the corner grocer and the marquis; the abolition of the entails demanded by a bourgeois lawyer; the Catholic Church deprived of its supremacy; and all the other legislative inventions of August, 1830,--were to du Bousquier the wisest possible application of the principles of 1793.
I shall continue to be his friend for the sake of watching him; by that means I may render the government such signal service that they will have to make me count; for the peerage is the only thing I really care for.
While she was gone to cry her farewells over the pork, I gave that whole peerage away to the servants.
Jeremy Corbyn retracted the tacit offer of a peerage to a close ally to instead reward the outgoing general secretary of the Labour Party, the Standard revealed.
AN ex-bank chief once branded "incredibly naive or totally incompetent" has been made a minister with a life peerage.
Tom Watson said the timing was "not great" and revealed he had not been told of the Labour leader's intention to nominate Shami Chakrabarti for a peerage.