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noun as in aristocracy

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It was intended, instead, to be based on “peerage,” where all players are equal.

Think aesthetics as politics, and academic credentials as peerage.

Duchess is the highest rank in the English peerage (in descending order the ranks go duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron).

But Blair has said publicly that he does not want a peerage.

Estates sufficient to support the highest rank in the peerage were distributed among his illegitimate children.

The meanest hind was ennobled by the accolade of martyrdom to the loftiest peerage of the skies.

The other notice which Sir William had given for a committee on peerage reform was not followed up.

The satisfaction consequent on Pitt's accession to power faded at the news that he had accepted a peerage as Earl of Chatham.

George, who did not approve of a large increase in the peerage, was forced to yield to his minister's exigencies.


On this page you'll find 105 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to peerage, such as: elite, gentility, gentry, nobility, upper class, and upper crust.

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