1 a member of a nobility; nobleman
2 a person who holds any of the five grades of the British nobility: duke, marquess, earl, viscount, and baron
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3 a person who is an equal in social standing, rank, age, etc.
to be tried by one's peers
4 Archaic a companion; mate
(C14 (in sense 3): from Old French per, from Latin par equal)
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