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, You are a peer, unto yourself, lest we all forget. See Daniel Webster's dictionary citation in my recent reply above.
Webster's Dictionary, 1828 Edition. See "peer." A ~ is a noble...
Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul ☑
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