life peer
noun Date: 1869 a British peer whose title is not hereditary • life peerage noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • life peer — life peers N COUNT In Britain, a life peer is a person who is given a title such as Lord or Lady which they can use for the rest of their life but which they cannot pass on when they die. He was made a life peer in 1991 …   English dictionary

  • life peer — n someone who has the rank of a British ↑peer (=lord or lady) but who cannot pass it on to their children …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • life peer — life′ peer′ n. brit. a British peer whose title ceases at death • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • life peer — (or peeress) ► NOUN ▪ (in the UK) a peer (or peeress) whose title cannot be inherited …   English terms dictionary

  • Life peer — Peerage The peerage assemb …   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

  • life peer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms life peer : singular life peer plural life peers a British peer whose family cannot keep the title after he or she dies. Peers who can pass their title to their children are called hereditary peers …   English dictionary

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  • life peer — (or peeress) noun (in the UK) a peer (or peeress) whose title cannot be inherited. Derivatives life peerage noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • life peer — /ˈlaɪf pɪə/ (say luyf pear) noun a peer holding a title which lapses at death. –life peeress, feminine noun …   Australian English dictionary

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