1 formal A person of equal rank, status, or ability.‘he was better versed in his profession than his compeers’
equivalent, peer, fellow, coequal, like
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 archaic A companion or associate.
associate, partner, escort, consort, colleague, workmate, co-worker, compatriot, confederate, ally
- ‘he had compeers in Fleet Street’
Late Middle English from Old French comper, from com- ‘with’ + per, from Latin par ‘equal’ (compare with peer).
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