verb (used with object), es·tat·ed, es·tat·ing.

Obsolete. to establish in or as in an estate.

Origin of estate

1175–1225; Middle English estat < Middle French; cognate with Provençal estat. See state

Synonym study

1. See property. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

    Anthony Trollope

  • 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.

    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.

  • In connection with each of these settlements Pynar uses the phrase, 'I find planted and estated.'

British Dictionary definitions for estated



a large piece of landed property, esp in the country
mainly British a large area of property development, esp of new houses or (trading estate) of factories
property law
  1. property or possessions
  2. the nature of interest that a person has in land or other property, esp in relation to the right of others
  3. the total extent of the real and personal property of a deceased person or bankrupt
Also called: estate of the realm an order or class of persons in a political community, regarded collectively as a part of the body politic: usually regarded as being the lords temporal (peers), lords spiritual, and commonsSee also States General, fourth estate
state, period, or position in life, esp with regard to wealth or social standingyouth's estate; a poor man's estate

Word Origin for estate

C13: from Old French estat, from Latin status condition, state
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Word Origin and History for estated



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.

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