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2 entries found for peer.
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Main Entry: 1peer
Pronunciation: primarystresspi(schwa)r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English peer "one on equal standing with another," derived from early French per (adjective) "equal," from Latin par "equal" --related to COMPARE, PAIR, PAR, UMPIRE --see Word History at UMPIRE
1 : a person of the same rank or class as another
2 a : a member of one of the five ranks of the British nobility b : 2NOBLE

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