Meaning of “peer of the realm” in the English Dictionary

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"peer of the realm" in British English

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peer of the realmnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpɪər əv ðə ˈrelm/ us /ˌpɪr əv ðə ˈrelm/

a member of the House of Lords (= the part of the UK parliament that is not elected) who is not a life peer

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