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Definition of estate noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(law) [countable, uncountable] all the money and property that a person owns, especially everything that is left when they die Her estate was left to her daughter. He left estate valued at a million dollars.
  2. 2[countable] a large area of land, usually in the country, that is owned by one person or family a 3 000-acre estate She receives rent from all the people whose cottages are on estate land.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: estate