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hereditary peer

noun [C] uk   us  
someone who became a peer (= a high social rank) when a parent died, and who can pass it on to their oldest child
Translations of “hereditary peer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 世襲貴族…
in Chinese (Simplified) 世袭贵族…
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