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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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Commenting on the peerage, a spokesman for Mr Corbyn, said: "Shami Chakrabarti shares Jeremy's ambition for reform of the House of Lords.
Mrs May will now have to decide whether to overrule the committee and agree the peerage.
Both studies treat of English and Scottish immigrants to Ireland; clearly, however, Ohlmeyer's is more narrowly focused socially, and significantly includes a sustained attention to the transformation of the small number of existing ancient families - almost exclusively Catholic - who comprised the peerage at the end of the sixteenth century.
He had made the claim in a letter to the then prime minister Tony Blair in 2000 as he sought to secure the peerage.
The peerage was granted - but the pledge was never honoured.
He entered the Commons in 1955, and was on the front bench in opposition or government from 1958 until elevated to the peerage in 1983.
Although, as earl of Effingham, he bore the subsidiary title of Lord Howard of Effingham, he had not used this courtesy style prior to his succession to the peerage for he succeeded his brother, not his father.
Its ability to escape political oblivion, at least for a couple of decades, forms the subject of Andrew Adonis' Making Aristocracy Work: The Peerage and the Political System in Britain 1884-1914.
The Conservatives said that the peerage was in recognition of his role in the Scottish referendum.
Because of the agitation, Sir James was forced, with the utmost reluctance, to refuse the peerage.