A peerage is a legal system historically comprising hereditary titles in various countries, comprising various noble ranks.
United Kingdom and the British Empire
Great Britain and Ireland
- Peerages in the United Kingdom
- Hereditary peer, holders of titles which can be inherited by an heir
- Life peer, members of the peerage of the United Kingdom whose titles cannot be inherited
- Peerage of England, holders of English titles created before 1707
- Peerage of Great Britain, holders of titles created in the Kingdom of Great Britain between 1707 and 1800
- Peerage of Ireland, holders of Irish titles created by the Crown before 1920, until 1801 carrying a seat in the Irish House of Lords, some of whom later sat in the House of Lords at Westminster
- Peerage of Scotland, holders of Scottish titles created before 1707, some of whom later sat in the House of Lords, all of them having a seat there from 1964 to 1999
- Representative peers, holders of Scottish and Irish peerages who represented their peer-groups in the House of Lords at Westminster
- Welsh peers and baronets, holders of various titles with a Welsh territorial connection
- List of dukedoms in the peerages of Britain and Ireland
- Jacobite Peerage, titles created following the deposition of King James II and VII from the thrones of England, Ireland, and Scotland
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- Pairie, French equivalent of the English word peerage
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