Definition of compeer in English:


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  • 1 formal A person of equal rank, status, or ability.

    ‘he was better versed in his profession than his compeers’
    • ‘He remained distant from his compeers on stage, thus condemning Barrit's Falstaff to an early acceptance of impending rejection and robbing their final confrontation of emotional power.’
    equivalent, peer, fellow, coequal, like
    1. 1.1 archaic A companion or associate.
      • ‘he had compeers in Fleet Street’
      associate, partner, escort, consort, colleague, workmate, co-worker, compatriot, confederate, ally



/ˈkämpēər/ /ˈkɑmpiər/


Late Middle English from Old French comper, from com- ‘with’ + per, from Latin par ‘equal’ (compare with peer).