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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: estat; STATE1


Related topics: Law, Building, Buildings
es‧tate S2 W2
1 [singular] lawSCL all of someone's property and money, especially everything that is left after they die
somebody's estate
The property is part of the deceased's estate.
2 [countable]TBB a large area of land in the country, usually with one large house on it and one owner:
a country estate
3 [countable] British EnglishTB an area where houses or buildings of a similar type have all been built together in a planned way

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