Peer

In general, a nobleman. More specifically, “a member of any of the five degrees of the nobility in Great Britain and Ireland, namely duke, marquis, earl, viscount, and baron” (250). As Asimov (11) observes, when one is related to a peer, one finds ways to work it into the conversation. See also Iolanthe, The Gondoliers, Utopia, Limited, and The Zoo.

Context: 
Though related to a peer
Opera: 
Act: 
Act I