Estate Definition

ĭ-stāt
noun
State or condition.
To restore the theater to its former estate.
Webster's New World
Status or rank.
Webster's New World
A condition or stage of life.
To come to man's estate.
Webster's New World
Landed property; individually owned piece of land containing a residence, esp. one that is large and maintained by great wealth.
Webster's New World
Property; possessions; capital; fortune.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
demesneacreslanded estatelandthe three estatesestate of the realmrealtyfieldsterritoryfreeholdhaciendaplantationcountry homecountry-placerural seat
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From the common law. An asset, typically real property, that vests only upon the occurrence of a condition.
Webster's New World Law
The remainder of a decedent’s estate after all applicable payments and transfers have been made, including gifts and taxes.
Webster's New World Law
An estate that an individual has a present right to enjoy, or a noncontingent right to do so in the future.
Webster's New World Law

Other Word Forms of Estate

Noun

Singular:
estate
Plural:
estates

Origin of Estate

  • From Anglo-Norman astat, from Old French estat (French: état).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English estat condition from Old French state

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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