first estates

plural of first estate
as in clergies
the group ordained to perform clerical functions in the Christian church a nation in which the first estate had long held a privileged position

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“First estates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/first%20estates. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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