Definition of Estate of the realm

1. 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.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Estate Of The Realm

estate agent
estate car
estate cars
estate for life
estate in land
estate of the realm (current term)
estate sale
estate tax
estate taxes
estates for life
estates in land

Literary usage of Estate of the realm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1892)
"Thc Baronage as an estate of the realm, Origin of Such is the present constitution of the House of Lords. But it is necessary to ask not only how these ..."

2. A Constitutional History of the House of Lords by Luke Owen Pike (1894)
"But hardly by assent qf the Commons as a distinct estate of the realm. King and his Council, which might conduce to the honour of God and the Church, ..."

3. Select Documents of English Constitutional History by George Burton Adams, Henry Morse Stephens (1906)
"... but the matters which are to be established for the estate of our lord the king and of his heirs, and for the estate of the realm and of the people, ..."

4. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"B According to no mediaeval theory of government could the king be considered an estate of the realm.6 The & b , , . , commons. and p. 233. land. ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, John Leycester Adolphus (1840)
"... and of his heirs, and for the estate of the realm and of the people, shall be treated, accorded, and established in parliaments, by our Lord the King, ..."

6. The Right Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, K. G., and His Times by Alexander Charles Ewald (1881)
"But the Reform Bill was a reconstruction of the order of the Commons—of our estate of the realm. It was a settlement most unsatisfactory to \is—we offered ..."

7. The English Historical Review by Mandell Creighton, Justin Winsor, Samuel Rawson Gardiner, Reginald Lane Poole, John Goronwy Edwards (1913)
"In that caso the estate of the realm and tin- people would be the Mine thing looked at, as it \ . i- . from below. The v ml-. n<> doubt, ..."

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