Peer Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Peer.

Peer (noun)

  1. An individual or entity that is considered equal to or on the same level as others in terms of rights, social standing, or abilities. A peer may also refer to someone who is from the same social group due to age, grade, or status.

    Example: In a court setting, a "jury of one's peers" refers to a group of individuals who are similar to the defendant in terms of social standing, demographics, or geographical location, ensuring that the defendant receives a fair and impartial trial.

  2. A titled nobleman in the U.K, such as a duke, earl, or baron.

    Example: "The house of peers consists of all the nobility of England."