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1A person of equal rank, status, or ability.‘he was better versed in his profession than his compeers’
- ‘He remained distant from his compeers on stage, thus condemning Barrit's Falstaff to an early acceptance of impending rejection and robbing their final confrontation of emotional power.’
- 1.1archaic A companion or associate.
Late Middle English: from Old French comper, from com- with + per, from Latin par equal (compare with peer).
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