peer


peer
I noun associate, coequal, companion, compeer, competitor, comrade, contemporary, contender, corrival, equal, equivalent, fellow, likeness, match, mate, opposite number, par, parallel, rival II index contributor (contributor), copartner (business associate), delve, spy

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


peer
originally a person with a right to be summoned to Parliament and a hereditary right for his heirs to be so summoned, now created by letters-patent. Disputes as to entitlement are made to the House of Lords on the advice of the Committee for Privileges, one of the best known being the Wensleydale Peerage Case (1856) 5 HLC 968. The order of precedence is dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts and barons.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


peer
1) An equal. (See: jury of one's peers)
2) A member of the nobility in Great Britain.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

peer
n.
   an equal. A "jury of one's peers," to which criminal defendants are constitutionally entitled, means an impartial group of citizens from the judicial district (e.g. county) in which the defendant lives. It does not mean a jury ethnically, educationally, economically or sexually the same as the defendant, although in some jurisdictions attempts are made to meet those criteria.
   See also: jury of one's peers

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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