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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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And what's more, it devalues peerages for those who have truly deserved them.
The Lib Dems also handed pizza tycoon Rumi Verjee a peerage after he gave the party more than PS800,000.
Another former mayoral candidate, Brian Paddick, was given a peerage for the Liberal Democrats, largely in recogntion of his work with London's Metropolitan Police Service.
Even if you then take leave of absence as this gentleman has, the stain remains on this House, because you can still change your mind and hop over from Monte Carlo to pick up your peerage again any time you fancy.
It would also set up a commission to investigate how life peerages are created.
I certainly did not do it because Lord Levy ever made any offer to procure a peerage or guarantee that he could do so.
According to Debrett's Complete Peerage, 1990 edition, and Whitaker's Almanac, 2003 edition, there is no Lord Goring, either as a hereditary peer, courtesy title or life peerage.
Americans can celebrate the President's Day holiday by researching their favorite president using a new online database produced by Burke's Peerage & Gentry, a UK-based genealogical reference publisher, developed in conjunction with systems integrator Thomas Technology Solutions, Inc.
Paddy Power offer 2-5 that jailed Lord Archer is stripped of his peerage by a law change.
TALK show host Jerry Springer wants a peerage - so he can liven up the House of Lords with the knockabout style his viewers love.
Clinton and Dole can trace their ancestry to King Henry III and Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison, according to Burke's Peerage, a publishing house that traces the lineage of royal and noble families.