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Estate meaning

estate - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. Settled condition or form of existence; state; condition or circumstances of life or of any person; situation.
  2. 2. Social standing or rank; quality; dignity.
  3. 3. A person of high rank.
  4. 4. A property which a person possesses; a fortune; possessions, esp. property in land; also, property of all kinds which a person leaves to be divided at his death.
  5. 5. The state; the general body politic; the common- wealth; the general interest; state affairs.
  6. 6. The great classes or orders of a community or state ( as the clergy, the nobility, and the commonalty of England) or their representatives who administer the government; as, the estates of the realm ( England), which are the lords spiritual, the lords temporal, the commons.
  7. 7. The degree, quality, nature, and extent of one's interest in, or ownership of, lands, tenements, etc.; as, an estate for life, for years, at will, etc.
  8. 8. To establish.
  9. 9. Tom settle as a fortune.
  10. 10. To endow with an estate.
  11. 11. Generally, all the property you own when you die.
  12. 12. Condition; property, esp. in land; an order in the state.

estate - examples of usage

  1. What is that in the life of an estate? - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. He also looked after the estate personally. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. On his part, the squire paid as much attention to the estate. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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