first estate

noun, often capitalized F&E

Definition of first estate

: the first of the traditional political estates specifically : clergy

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Examples of first estate in a Sentence

a nation in which the first estate had long held a privileged position

First Known Use of first estate

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of first estate was in 1935

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“First estate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/first%20estate. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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