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Peer of the realm   /pɪr əv ðə rɛlm/   Listen
Peer of the realm

A peer who is entitled to sit in the House of Lords.

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"Peer of the realm" Quotes from Famous Books

... him against his will, and if he did not die an archbishop it was not wholly the fault of the Church. Already he was a great prelate, the equal in rank of the Abbe Suger, himself, of Saint-Denis; of Peter the Venerable of Cluny; of Bernard of Clairvaux. He was in a manner a peer of the realm. Almost immediately he felt the advantages of the change. Barely two years passed when, in 1127, the Abbe Suger, in reforming his subordinate Abbey of Argenteuil, was obliged to disturb Heloise, then a sister in that congregation. Abelard was warned ...
— Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres • Henry Adams

... than that. With a feeling of dismay Mrs. Pendleton's mind awoke to a belated realization of the scandal which would fasten on Sisily and her birth if Robert succeeded in establishing his claim to the title. A peer of the realm with an illegitimate, disinherited daughter! The story would be pounced upon by a sensational press, avid for precisely such topics. In imagination Mrs. Pendleton saw the flaming headlines, the photographs, and the highly spiced ...
— The Moon Rock • Arthur J. Rees

... "Some Observations of the Plague," written by Dr. Hedges for use of a peer of the realm, the dread malady was communicated to London from the Netherlands "by way of contagion." It first made its appearance in the parishes of St. Giles and St. Martin's, Westminster, from which directions ...
— Royalty Restored - or, London under Charles II. • J. Fitzgerald Molloy

... letter. Hawkins also states that Chesterfield sent overtures to Johnson through two friends, one of whom, long Sir Thomas Robinson, stated that, if he were rich enough (a judicious clause) he would himself settle L500 a year upon Johnson. Johnson replied that if the first peer of the realm made such an offer, he would show him the way downstairs. Hawkins is startled at this insolence, and at Johnson's uniform assertion that an offer of money was an insult. We cannot tell what was the history of the ...
— Samuel Johnson • Leslie Stephen

... Colquhoun, appeared presently in our group, but Salemina did not even attempt to scold her. One cannot scold an imperious young beauty in white satin and pearls, particularly if she is leaning nonchalantly on the arm of a peer of the realm. ...
— Penelope's Experiences in Scotland • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... "PEER OF THE REALM."—We agree with you in regretting that Lord FISHER was unable to accept Lord BERESFORD'S invitation to come and hear him speak in your House about the Downing Street sandwichmen and other collateral subjects arising out of the Air Service debate. You will be glad however to know that Lord FISHER'S ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 15, 1916 • Various

Words linked to "Peer of the realm" :   United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Britain, U.K., UK, British House of Lords, peer, House of Lords, United Kingdom

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