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English noun: estate of the realm

1. estate of the realm (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, 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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