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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpeerpeer1 /pɪə $ pɪr/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 [usually plural]PG formal your peers are the people who are the same age as you, or who have the same type of job, social class etc 🔊 American children did less well in math than their peers in Japan. 🔊 Staff members are trained by their peers. peer group, peer pressure2 a member of the British nobilityHouse of Lords, peerage life peer
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peerThe Government is to reintroduce a bill curbing the right to jury trial, which has twice been thrown out by peers.Few of his peers scoffed, but even fewer followed his example of actually taking it on the course.The respect of his peers in the research community is very important to him.It gives evidence of the approval of peers and keeps one in contact with the traditions of the past.How was I spending my time on peer relationships?At about three years old, children begin to take an interest in their peers.Everyone wants to be successful in the eyes of their peers.Six were Etonians, three were peers, and another three were knights or baronets.So we put together a list of students who were peer mentors.Relationships with peers, not superiors, seemed the developmental relationships that mattered.The jury system gives you the basic right to be judged by your peers.