More definitions of "estate":
- (noun): 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.
Synonyms: estate of the realm
Famous quotes containing the word estate:
“Wilt thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after Gods ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony? Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?”
—Book Of Common Prayer, The. Solemnization of Matrimony, Betrothal, (1662)
“Never let the estate decrease in your hands. It is only by such resolutions as that that English noblemen and English gentlemen can preserve their country. I cannot bear to see property changing hands.”
—Anthony Trollope (18151882)