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peerage

noun     /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.Royalty, aristocracy and titles the peerage [S, + sing/pl verb] the group of people who are peers, either because of their families or because they are life peersRoyalty, aristocracy and titles [C] a book containing information about peers who are not life peers and their family historyReference books
(Definition of peerage noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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