Meaning of “hereditary peer” in the English Dictionary

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"hereditary peer" in British English

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hereditary peernoun [ C ]

uk /həˌred.ɪ.tər.i ˈpɪər/ us /həˌred.ɪ.tər.i ˈpɪr/

someone who became a peer (= a high social rank) when a parent died, and who can pass it on to their oldest child

(Definition of “hereditary peer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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