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Definitions of estate:

part of speech: noun

Fixed or established condition; special form of existence; as, condition or circumstances of any person or thing; state; situation- now most commonly state of a person as regards external circumstances; as, " Ransom nature from her inaidable estate."- Shak.; " Whose life in low estate began."- Tennyson: rank; quality; " And was, according to his estate, royally entertained."- Shak; in law, the interest or quantity of interest a man has in lands, tenements, or other effects; estates are real or personal ; real estate comprises lands, tenements, and hereditaments, held or enjoyed for an estate of freehold, personal estate comprises interests for terms of years in lands, tenements, and hereditaments, and property of every other description; real estate descends to heirs, personal to executors or administrators; all real estates not being of copyhold tenure, or what are called customary freeholds, are either of freehold or less than freehold ; of the latter kind are estates for years, at will, and by sufferance- estates are also divided into legal, equitable, and customary: fortune; possessions ; property in general; as, he is a man of a great estate: often property left at a man's death; as, at his death his estate was of the value of half a million, the trustees proceeded to realize the estate: a piece of landed property; a definite portion of land in the ownership of some one; as, there is more wood on his estate than on mine; state in the sense of body politic; commonwealth ; public ; public interest; as, " The true greatness of kingdoms and estates and the means thereof ... I call matters of estate not only the parts of sovereignty, but whatever introduceth any great alteration, or dangerous precedent, or concerneth manifestly any great portion of people."- Bacon: an order or class of men constituting a state ( Mark v. 21); in Great Britain the estates of the realm are the lords spiritual, the lords temporal, and the commons ; as, " When the crowned Northman consulted on the welfare of his kingdom he assembled the estates of his realm. Now, an estate is a class of the nation invested with political rights. There appeared the estate of the clergy, of the barons, of other classes. In the Scandinavian kingdom to this day the estate of the peasants sends its representatives to the diet," says Disraeli: person of high rank; as, " She is a dutchess, a great estate."- Latimer.

part of speech: noun

Condition of a person or thing; rank; landed property; property in general; orders or classes of men in a country; dominions or possessions.

part of speech: noun

Condition of life; rank. Position or quality; the title or interest one has in lands or tenements; property in general; any one of the different orders or classes of men in a country.

part of speech: verb transitive

To settle an estate upon: to endow with an estate or other property.

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