WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
douze•pers (do̅o̅z′pērz′),USA pronunciation n.pl., sing., -per
- Mythology[Fr. Legend.]the 12 peers or paladins represented in old romances as attendants of Charlemagne.
- World History[Fr. Hist.]the 12 great spiritual and temporal peers of France, taken to represent those of Charlemagne.
- Old French douze pers (plural) twelve equals. See dozen1, peer1
- Middle English dusze pers (plural) 1175–1225
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