• Estate Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) Tom settle as a fortune.
- (v. t.) To endow with an estate.
- (n.) Social standing or rank; quality; dignity.
- (n.) A property which a person possesses; a fortune; possessions, esp. property in land; also, property of all kinds which a person leaves to be divided at his death.
- (n.) The state; the general body politic; the common-wealth; the general interest; state affairs.
- (n.) A person of high rank.
- (v. t.) To establish.
- (n.) Settled condition or form of existence; state; condition or circumstances of life or of any person; situation.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) The degree, quality, nature, and extent of ones interest in, or ownership of, lands, tenements, etc.; as, an estate for life, for years, at will, etc.