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peerage

noun uk   /ˈpɪə.rɪdʒ/ us    /ˈpɪr.ɪdʒ/
[C usually singular] the position of being a peer: She was given a peerage. He was elevated to the peerage after distinguished service in industry.the peerage [S, + sing/pl verb] the group of people who are peers, either because of their families or because they are life peers [C] a book containing information about peers who are not life peers and their family history
Translations of “peerage”
in Chinese (Traditional) 貴族身分,貴族爵位, 貴族名冊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贵族身份,贵族爵位, 贵族名册…
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