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noun [countable] estate pronunciation in American English /ɪˈsteɪt/
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singularestate
pluralestates
  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
    tea/coffee/wine estates
    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.
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    2. b.
      British a development of houses
      He grew up on an estate.
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  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
  4. 5
    British a station wagon
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