The term 'peerage' refers to a group of people that hold similar social status or rank, usually due to their inheritance or title. However, there are many antonyms for this word that represent the opposite of this hierarchy. For instance, 'commoner' refers to someone from a lower or non-noble background. Similarly, 'plebeian' and 'proletariat' refer to those without a higher social status. Conversely, 'aristocracy' is an antonym that specifically refers to those with a high rank or status, just like 'peerage.' Other antonyms include 'democracy,' which implies equality and fairness, since everyone has a say, and 'meritocracy,' which refers to a society where talent and skill determine one's social status, not inherited wealth or rank.
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