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ɪˈsteɪt Listen
  • an extensive area of land in the country, usually with a large house, owned by one person, family, or organization.
  • all the money and property owned by a particular person, especially at death.
    E.g. in his will, he divided his estate between his wife and daughter
  • a class or order regarded as forming part of the body politic, in particular (in Britain), one of the three groups constituting Parliament, now the Lords spiritual (the heads of the Church), the Lords temporal (the peerage), and the Commons. They are also known as the three estates.
    E.g. the unions are no longer an estate of the realm
  • a particular state, period, or condition in life.
    E.g. programmes for the improvement of man's estate
  • short for estate car.

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