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 for Spiritual peers
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peer \Peer\, n. [OE. per, OF. per, F. pair, fr. L. par equal.
     Cf. Apparel, Pair, Par, n., Umpire.]
     1. One of the same rank, quality, endowments, character,
        etc.; an equal; a match; a mate.
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              In song he never had his peer.        --Dryden.
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              Shall they consort only with their peers? --I.
                                                    Taylor.
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     2. A comrade; a companion; a fellow; an associate.
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              He all his peers in beauty did surpass. --Spenser.
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     3. A nobleman; a member of one of the five degrees of the
        British nobility, namely, duke, marquis, earl, viscount,
        baron; as, a peer of the realm.
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              A noble peer of mickle trust and power. --Milton.
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     House of Peers, The Peers, the British House of Lords.
        See Parliament.
  
     Spiritual peers, the bishops and archibishops, or lords
        spiritual, who sit in the House of Lords.
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