Estate meaning

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All the assets that a person has at the time of his or her death. This includes cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, personal property, and other investments. The estate is distributed to the deceased’s heirs as prescribed in the will.
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The assets and liabilities of a dead or bankrupt person.
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Property; possessions; capital; fortune.
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A landed property, usually of considerable size.
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Social position or rank, especially of high order.
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Esp. in feudal times, any of the three social classes having specific political powers: the first estate was the Lords Spiritual (clergy), the second estate the Lords Temporal (nobility), and the third estate the Commons (bourgeoisie)
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Landed property; individually owned piece of land containing a residence, esp. one that is large and maintained by great wealth.
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A real-estate development.
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Display of wealth; pomp.
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The totality of an individual’s ownership of money, real and personal property.
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Such assets after the death of the owner, as involved in the probate of a will or an intestacy proceeding.
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The remainder of a decedent’s estate after all applicable payments and transfers have been made, including gifts and taxes.
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From the common law. An asset, typically real property, that vests only upon the occurrence of a condition.
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Real property that benefits from an easement on adjoining property.
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An estate recognized under the rules of equity.
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A right of possession in an estate, which may not include actual ownership.
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Real property upon which an easement has been granted.
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An estate that an individual has a present right to enjoy, or a noncontingent right to do so in the future.
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(now rare, archaic) State; condition [from 13th c.]
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(archaic) Status, rank [from 13th c.]
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(archaic) The condition of one's fortunes; prosperity, possessions [from 14th c.]
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Landor.

She's a duchess, a great estate.

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Bible, Mark vi. 21

Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee.

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(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 (Estates of the realm) [from 14th c.]
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(law) The nature and extent of a person's interest in, or ownership of, land [from 15th c.]
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An (especially extensive) area of land, under a single ownership [from 18th c.]
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The collective property and liabilities of someone, especially a deceased person [from 19th c.]
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(UK) A housing estate [from 20th c.]
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(UK, automotive) A station wagon; a car with a tailgate (liftgate) and storage space to the rear of the seating which is coterminous with the passenger compartment (often extensible into that compartment via folding or removable seating) [from 20th c.]
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The definition of an estate is a property, generally a large one, or ones personal property.

An example of an estate is a mansion.

An example of an estate is ones home and money.

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A housing development.
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The situation or circumstances of one's life.

A child's estate gives way to the adult's estate.

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A major social class, such as the clergy, the nobility, or the commons, formerly possessing distinct political rights.
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Origin of estate

  • Middle English estat condition from Old French state

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

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

    From Wiktionary