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Definition of "estate" []

  • A landed property, usually of considerable size. (noun)
  • The whole of one's possessions, especially all the property and debts left by one at death. (noun)
  • Law The nature and extent of an owner's rights with respect to land or other property. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A housing development. (noun)
  • The situation or circumstances of one's life: A child's estate gives way to the adult's estate. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "estate" in a sentence
  • "Real estate, the title to which is conveyed by deed, as distinguished from other estates in land, is called an _estate of inheritance_."
  • "Every assessment made under Asgeesment to this aqt shall constitute a lien upon the estate on which upon estate*."
  • "_estate for life_ is an estate conveyed to a person for the term of his natural life."