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English noun: estate

1. estate (possession) everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities

Broader (hypernym)belongings, holding, property

Narrower (hyponym)estate for life, gross estate, jointure, legal jointure, life estate, net estate

2. estate (possession) extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use

SamplesThe family owned a large estate on Long Island.

Synonymsacres, demesne, land, landed estate

Broader (hypernym)immovable, real estate, real property, realty

Narrower (hyponym)barony, countryseat, Crown land, entail, feoff, fief, freehold, glebe, hacienda, homestead, leasehold, manor, plantation, seigneury, seigniory, signory, smallholding

3. estate (group) a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights

Synonymsestate of the realm, the three estates

Broader (hypernym)class, social class, socio-economic class, stratum

Narrower (hyponym)Commons, first estate, fourth estate, Lords Spiritual, Lords Temporal, second estate, third estate

Part meronymbody politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state

Domain regionBritain, France, French Republic, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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