estate of the realm


estate of the realm
noun
a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
Syn: ↑estate, ↑the three estates
Regions:
Hypernyms: ↑class, ↑stratum, ↑social class, ↑socio-economic class
Hyponyms:
Part Holonyms:

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