Webster's Dictionary, 1828 edition: peer noun
4. A nobleman; as a peer of the realm; the house of peers, so called because noblemen and barons were originally considered as the companions of the king, like Latin comes, count. In England, persons belonging to the five degrees of nobility are all peers.
Centuries come & go. Look back down the road you have traveled by & by, lest you forget why you wish to go forward. You are a sovereign unto yourself. A noble. A peer, lest you forget.
Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul ☑