In connection with each of these settlements Pynar uses the phrase, 'I find planted and estated.'
Likening theyselves to the quality, as though they was estated folk, or the like o' that!
The two announce themselves as his long-lost parents and vanish after he is estated and suitably wed.
I don't exactly see to what extent we should have been liable—whether only the estated property, or also all funded moneys.
This system was, however, especially disadvantageous to one class of estated proprietors, the Municipalities.
Every class, from the estated proprietor to the humblest peasant, is loud in asserting that the story is an infamous falsehood.
Had Thady Macdermot had ready money, it might have been well built; but though an estated gentleman, he had none.
early 13c., "rank, standing, condition," from Anglo-French astat, Old French estat "state, position, condition, health, status, legal estate" (Modern French état), from Latin status "state or condition," from root of stare "to stand" from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
For initial e-, see especial. Sense of "property" is late 14c., from that of "worldly prosperity;" specific application to "landed property" (usually of large extent) is first recorded in American English 1620s. A native word for this was Middle English ethel (Old English æðel) "ancestral land or estate, patrimony." Meaning "collective assets of a dead person or debtor" is from 1830.
The three estates (in Sweden and Aragon, four) conceived as orders in the body politic date from late 14c. In France, they are the clergy, nobles, and townsmen; in England, originally the clergy, barons, and commons, later Lords Spiritual, Lords Temporal, and commons. For Fourth Estate see four.