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English noun: the three estates

1. the three estates (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, estate of the realm

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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