HyperDic: peer_of_the_realm

English > 1 sense of the expression peer of the realm:
NOUNperson peer of the realma peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords
English > peer of the realm: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningA peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords.
Member ofHouse of Lords, British House of LordsThe upper house of the British parliament
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
BroaderpeerA nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount / viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

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