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n. - A woman member of any of the five degrees of the nobility in Great Britain and Ireland (duke, marquis, earl, viscount, and baron).

Usage examples (32)
  • Better have been admired as a governess than shunned as a peeress, which is what she will be.
  • His wife was created a peeress of Great Britain at the same time that
  • The fact Broon has had to scour round and replace her with a peeress proves that.
  • His Lordship's brother married a Scottish peeress, and is the ancestor of the present Earl of for more
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