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  • proper n. a section of the British Houses of Parliament, the House of Lords, the House of Peers.
  • proper n. A male given name, variant of Piers.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.


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  • However profoundly the Honourable Member for Eatanswill might resent it, the issue of expenses and allowances for MPs and Peers is not going to go away.

    Archive 2008-01-20

  • Peers from a social group that decide to participate in a cooperative download take one of two roles: they are either collectors or helpers (see Figure 1).

    - Boing Boing

  • In addition to English, Archbishop Peers is fluent in French, German and Russian.

    Faith and Citizenship

  • [15] And while they were about this, Cyrus called the Peers together and said to them:


  • Grenier, those nominated by the Peers were the Duke of Vicenza

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • The persons chosen by the Chamber of Representatives were Carnot, Fouche, and Grenier, those nominated by the Peers were the Duke of Vicenza (Caulaincourt) and Baron Quinette.

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • The Peers are the natural advisers of the Crown, but the Constitution which has granted them such extraordinary privileges, makes it doubly criminal in them to attack the authority from which it is derived, and to insult the power which it is their peculiar province to uphold and protect.

    The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 2

  • A Jury of Her Peers, which is a history of women writers.

    Of Books and Bicycles

  • Peter Allen mentioned the two 'Peers' (what part are they from then?) in passing (about 3 seconds)


  • O'BRIEN: Peers, meaning he doesn't have to have superstars on the jury.

    CNN Transcript Feb 24, 2005


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