Definition of The three estates
1. 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.
Generic synonyms: Class, Social Class, Socio-economic Class, Stratum
Specialized synonyms: First Estate, Lords Spiritual, Lords Temporal, Second Estate, Commons, Third Estate, Fourth Estate
Group relationships: Body Politic, Commonwealth, Country, Land, Nation, Res Publica, State
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, France, French Republic
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