- the body of peers of a country or state.
- the rank or dignity of a peer.
- a book listing the peers and giving their genealogies.
- the whole body of peers; aristocracy
- the position, rank, or title of a peer
- (esp in the British Isles) a book listing the peers and giving genealogical and other information about them
n.mid-15c., “peers collectively,” from peer (n.) + -age. Probably on model of Old French parage.