Definition of Estate

1. Noun. Everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities.

2. Noun. Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use. "The family owned a large estate on Long Island"

3. Noun. 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.

Definition of Estate

1. n. Settled condition or form of existence; state; condition or circumstances of life or of any person; situation.

2. v. t. To establish.

Definition of Estate

1. Noun. (context: now rare archaic) state; condition (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) status, rank (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) The condition of one's fortunes; prosperity, possessions (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A "person of estate"; a nobleman or noblewoman (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (historical) A major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country and formerly possessing distinct political rights (w:Estates of the realm) (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

6. Noun. (legal) The nature and extent of a person's interest in, or ownership of, land (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

7. Noun. An (especially extensive) area of land, under a single ownership (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

8. Noun. The collective property and liabilities of someone, especially a deceased person (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

9. Noun. (U.K.) A housing estate (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

10. Noun. (UK automotive) A station wagon; a car with a tailgate (or liftgate) and storage space to the rear of the seating which is coterminous with the passenger compartment (and often extensible into that compartment via folding or removable seating) (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

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Definition of Estate

1. to provide with landed property [v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES]

Medical Definition of Estate

1. 1. Settled condition or form of existence; state; condition or circumstances of life or of any person; situation. "When I came to man's estate." "Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate." (Romans xii. 16) 2. Social standing or rank; quality; dignity. "God hath imprinted his authority in several parts, upon several estates of men." (Jer. Taylor) 3. A person of high rank. "She's a duchess, a great estate." (Latimer) "Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee." (Mark vi. 21) 4. A property which a person possesses; a fortune; possessions, especially. Property in land; also, property of all kinds which a person leaves to be divided at his death. "See what a vast estate he left his son." (Dryden) 5. The state; the general body politic; the common-wealth; the general interest; state affairs. "I call matters of estate not only the parts of sovereignty, but whatsoever . . . Concerneth manifestly any great portion of people." (Bacon) 6. The great classes or orders of a community or state (as the clergy, the nobility, and the commonalty of England) or their representatives who administer the government; as, the estates of the realm (England), which are (1) the lords spiritual, (2) the lords temporal, (3) the commons. 7. The degree, quality, nature, and extent of one's interest in, or ownership of, lands, tenements, etc.; as, an estate for life, for years, at will, etc. The fourth estate, a name often given to the public press. Origin: OF. Estat, F. Etat, L. Status, fr. Stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. State. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Estate

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Literary usage of Estate

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"CONSTRUCTION of a Will, devising specific parts of the estate to certain persons for their lives, the residue after the death of those persons to others, ..."

2. St. Lucia by Don Philpott (2005)
"The Baron de Micoud, who later took over the estate, was killed in a duel ... Instead he was buried on the estate. The young Empress Josephine played with ..."

3. The Law Reports by Great Britain Court of Chancery, George Wirgman Hemming (1874)
"Will — Construction — estate of Trustees — Contingent Remainder — Res judicata. A testator, by will dated in 1827, devised his estate to trustees and their ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"Englefield had, however, by indenture dated in the eighteenth year of the queen's reign (1575-6), settled his manor and estate of Englefield on Francis, ..."

5. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1902)
"ES CONVERSE'S estate, MALDEN. On November 3 we visited the fine, old homestead of Hon. ES Converse at Maiden to inspect a chrysanthemum house arranged for ..."

6. Selected Cases on the Law of Property in Land by William Albert Finch (1904)
"who had died early) the next vested estate was that of William Alexander Ancrum, which was also for life, without any estate intervening. ..."

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