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noun [countable] estate pronunciation in American English /ɪˈsteɪt/
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  1. 1
    [usually singular] all the property and money that belongs to someone, especially someone who has just died

    Martin was the sole heir to his father’s estate.

  2. 2
    a large area of land where a particular crop is grown
    1. a.
      a very large area of land that belongs to one person, usually with a very big house on it

      She has a team of six people who manage the estate.

    2. b.
      British a development of houses

      He grew up on an estate.

  3. 3
    an old word for each of the three groups of people involved in governing a country: the nobility, the clergy, and ordinary people

    the view that the monarch was not one of the three estates

    See also fourth estate

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