second estate

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noun
  1. the second of the three estates: the nobles in France; the lords temporal in England.: Compare estate (def. 5).

Origin of second estate

1
First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for second estate

second estate

noun
  1. rare the nobility collectively

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