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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.
In song he never had his peer. --Dryden.
Shall they consort only with their peers? --I.
2. A comrade; a companion; a fellow; an associate.
He all his peers in beauty did surpass. --Spenser.
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.
A noble peer of mickle trust and power. --Milton.
House of Peers, The Peers, the British House of Lords.
Spiritual peers, the bishops and archibishops, or lords
spiritual, who sit in the House of Lords.
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