- property or possessions.
- the legal position or status of an owner, considered with respect to property owned in land or other things.
- the degree or quantity of interest that a person has in land with respect to the nature of the right, its duration, or its relation to the rights of others.
- interest, ownership, or property in land or other things.
- the property of a deceased person, a bankrupt, etc., viewed as an aggregate.
verb (used with object), es·tat·ed, es·tat·ing.
Origin of estate
Examples from the Web for estated
Historical Examples of estated
Likening theyselves to the quality, as though they was estated folk, or the like o' that!Barchester Towers
I don't exactly see to what extent we should have been liable—whether only the estated property, or also all funded moneys.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
This system was, however, especially disadvantageous to one class of estated proprietors, the Municipalities.Ancient Law
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
The two announce themselves as his long-lost parents and vanish after he is estated and suitably wed.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction
In connection with each of these settlements Pynar uses the phrase, 'I find planted and estated.'The Land-War In Ireland (1870)
- property or possessions
- the nature of interest that a person has in land or other property, esp in relation to the right of others
- the total extent of the real and personal property of a deceased person or bankrupt
Word Origin for estate
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.