first estate

noun, often capitalized F&E

Definition of first estate

  1. :  the first of the traditional political estates; specifically :  clergy

Examples of first estate in a sentence

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

1935

First Known Use of first estate

1935



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