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peer

Etymology: L, par, equal
a person deemed an equal for the purpose at hand. A peer is usually a colleague or associate of roughly the same age or level of mental endowment.

peer

(pēr) [ME.]
One who has an equal standing with another in age, class, or rank.

peer review

The evaluation of the quality of the work effort of an individual by his or her colleagues. It could involve evaluation of articles submitted for publication or the quality of medical care administered by an individual, group, or hospital.
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Another member of the group, Edgar Morin (of the chapter's title), makes it clear to Pean that he frowned on the relationship, calling it "a dangerous and ambiguous relationship" (458).
Gallaher said it achieved the strong performance by developing its business in existing and emerging Euro- pean and Asian markets, despite difficult trading in continental Europe.
BELFAST Lord Mayor Martin Morgan was selected yesterday as the SDLP's candidate for the forthcoming Euro- pean Parliamentary election.
A spokeswoman for the Euro- pean Commission said: 'The Commission believes that it is not liable for the alleged damages and that the Court will conclude that the action must be rejected.
Lamont, who was Chancellor at the time, raised interest rates twice on September 16, 1992, in a doomed bid to keep the pound in the Euro pean Exchange Rate Mechanism.
Temporary and agency workers will also be in line for new employment rights after the Government signalled it will no longer oppose a Euro- pean directive to equalise rights between all workers.
Several members of the Euro- pean Parliament have announced they are stepping down.
David Davies, who is his party's spokesman on equality issues, said, 'This seems a vast amount of money for someone whose job is largely to respond to Assembly consultation documents and apply for Euro- pean grants.
The Government has a pounds 60m fund to help colliery bosses invest in new equipment, but has ended the Euro- pean operating aid scheme, which helped pits survive temporary crises.
Contract award: pont pean (35131) - construction of 27 multi-family units - the zac luzard - mina.
The Italian legend believes his counterpart at Parkhead can be considered one of Euro pean football's best, simply because he has been mentioned as a possible replacement for his great friend Sir Alex Ferguson.
Christie's golden total is made up of one Olympic crown, one World Championship, three European Championships, two Commonwealths, 13 Euro- pean Cup successes plus three victories at the World Cup.