estate


estate
estate es‧tate [ɪˈsteɪt] noun [countable]
1. PROPERTY a large piece of land in the country, usually with one large house on it and one owner:

• The estate consists of the main villa, several outbuildings and barns, a swimming pool, a farm house and an old mill.

2. FARMING land used for growing a particular crop, especially tea, coffee, or rubber:

• efficiently run coffee estates

3. PROPERTY an area of land with factories and offices
inˌdustrial esˈtate PROPERTY MANUFACTURING
an area in or near a city or town where there are many small factories; = industrial park AmE:

• The firm's plant employs 92 people on the town's industrial estate.

ˈtrading esˌtate PROPERTY MANUFACTURING
an area just outside a city or town where there are small factories and businesses; = business park AmE
4. LAW PROPERTY when someone owns all or part of a piece of land, and any buildings on it, or has a right to use it
ˈfreehold esˌtate PROPERTY
when land and buildings are owned by someone completely and with no limit in time:

• Until 1540 freehold estates could not be left in a will.

ˈleasehold esˌtate PROPERTY
when land and buildings are held and used by someone for a period of time and then return to their original owner:

• A leasehold estate is measured by a fixed period of time.

ˈlegal esˌtate PROPERTY LAW
the legal ownership of land, for a particular time or permanently:

• To have a legal estate, whether freehold or leasehold, is to enjoy quite a considerable degree of individual freedom.

ˈlife esˌtate LAW PROPERTY
when someone owns all or part of a piece of land and its buildings, or has a right to use them, but only for the length of time they are alive:

• In the case of a life estate, the estate is held for the life of the tenant.

5. LAW all of someone's money and property, especially everything that is left after they die:

• In her original will, she left her whole estate to her only son.

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estate UK US /ɪˈsteɪt/ noun
PROPERTY a group of houses or factories built in a planned way: commercial/industrial/trading estate »

He rents a unit on an industrial estate.

»

a housing estate

PROPERTY, LAW everything that a person owns when they die: leave your estate to sb »

She left her entire estate to her niece.

UK COMMERCE a group of small businesses such as pubs or shops, owned and controlled by one company: estate of sth »

The company, which has an estate of 650 pubs, was one of the first to open smoke-free sites.

PROPERTY a large area of land in the country which is owned by a family or an organization and is often used for growing crops or raising animals: »

It's a typical country estate with a large house for the owner, farm buildings and estate workers' houses.

See also FREEHOLD ESTATE(Cf. freehold estate), LEASEHOLD ESTATE(Cf. ↑leasehold estate), LEGAL ESTATE(Cf. ↑legal estate), LIFE ESTATE(Cf. ↑life estate), REAL ESTATE(Cf. ↑real estate)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:
, / , (in life or society), / , , , / (of those who constitute the State or the government of a State), , / (in any species of permanent property)


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