Definition of peer of the realm in English:

peer of the realm

noun

  • A member of the class of peers who has the right to sit in the House of Lords.

    • ‘Yes, I know I can't get away with waking people up at eleven o'clock in the morning just because I'm a peer of the realm.’
    • ‘You have a decidedly low opinion of the peers of the realm, my lady.’
    • ‘Even in Britain a distinction was made between the peers of the realm and the gentry.’
    • ‘Mystery surrounds the identity of a security consultant who posed as a peer of the realm throughout his adult life.’
    • ‘But it's not my fault I've been raised in the household of a peer of the realm.’
    aristocrat, lord, lady, peeress, noble, nobleman, noblewoman, titled man, titled person, titled woman, patrician, member of the aristocracy, member of the nobility, member of the peerage
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