life peerage
noun see life peer

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  • life peerage — noun : the rank or dignity of a life peer ten men who are to receive life peerages T.P.Ronan * * * life peerage noun • • • Main Entry: ↑life * * * life peerage, the rank of a life peer …   Useful english dictionary

  • life peerage — The dignity or rank of a baron conferred upon a man by letters patens of the king, to endure for the lifetime of the man and no longer. That is, the dignity of a life peerage does not descend to the heir. See 1 Bl Comm 401 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Life peer — Peerage The peerage assemb …   Wikipedia

  • Peerage law — The British Peerage is governed by a body of law that has developed over several centuries. Precedents established by several important cases form most of this body of law. Several of the more significant cases will be addressed below.Peerage… …   Wikipedia

  • life peer — noun a British peer whose title lapses at death • Hypernyms: ↑peer * * * noun : a British peer whose title is not hereditary the bill … calls for the creation of life peers both men and women Associated Press * * * Brit. a peer whose title ceases …   Useful english dictionary

  • peerage — UK [ˈpɪərɪdʒ] / US [ˈpɪrɪdʒ] noun [countable] Word forms peerage : singular peerage plural peerages a) the position of being a peer in the UK He was given a life peerage in 1993. b) the peerage the group of people in the UK who are peers …   English dictionary

  • life — That state of animals, humans, and plants or of an organized being, in which its natural functions and motions are performed, or in which its organs are capable of performing their functions. The interval between birth and death. The sum of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • life — That state of animals, humans, and plants or of an organized being, in which its natural functions and motions are performed, or in which its organs are capable of performing their functions. The interval between birth and death. The sum of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Peerage of England and Ireland in 1380 — This is an alphabetical list of the earls and dukes of England and Ireland in the year 1380, with the dates during which they held the titles:*Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, (c. 1376–1397) *Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Buckingham,… …   Wikipedia

  • peerage — n. 1 peers as a class; the nobility. 2 the rank of peer or peeress (was given a life peerage). 3 a book containing a list of peers with their genealogy etc …   Useful english dictionary

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