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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Servient  \Serv"i*ent\,  a.  [L.  serviens,  -entis,  p.  pr  See 
  {Serve}.] 
  Subordinate.  [Obs.  except  in  law.]  --Dyer. 
 
  {Servient  tenement}  or  {estate}  (Law),  that  on  which  the 
  burden  of  a  servitude  or  an  easement  is  imposed.  Cf 
  Dominant  estate,  under  {Dominant}.  --Gale  &  Whately 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estate  \Es*tate"\,  n.  [OF.  estat,  F.  ['e]tat,  L.  status,  fr 
  stare  to  stand  See  {Stand},  and  cf  {State}.] 
  1.  Settled  condition  or  form  of  existence;  state;  condition 
  or  circumstances  of  life  or  of  any  person;  situation. 
  ``When  I  came  to  man's  estate.''  --Shak. 
 
  Mind  not  high  things  but  condescend  to  men  of  low 
  estate.  --Romans  xii. 
  16. 
 
  2.  Social  standing  or  rank;  quality;  dignity. 
 
  God  hath  imprinted  his  authority  in  several  parts 
  upon  several  estates  of  men.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  3.  A  person  of  high  rank.  [Obs.] 
 
  She's  a  duchess,  a  great  estate.  --Latimer. 
 
  Herod  on  his  birthday  made  a  supper  to  his  lords, 
  high  captains,  and  chief  estates  of  Galilee.  --Mark 
  vi  21. 
 
  4.  A  property  which  a  person  possesses;  a  fortune; 
  possessions,  esp.  property  in  land;  also  property  of  all 
  kinds  which  a  person  leaves  to  be  divided  at  his  death. 
 
  See  what  a  vast  estate  he  left  his  son.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  The  state;  the  general  body  politic;  the  common-wealth; 
  the  general  interest;  state  affairs.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  call  matters  of  estate  not  only  the  parts  of 
  sovereignty,  but  whatsoever  .  .  .  concerneth 
  manifestly  any  great  portion  of  people.  --Bacon. 
 
  6.  pl  The  great  classes  or  orders  of  a  community  or  state 
  (as  the  clergy,  the  nobility,  and  the  commonalty  of 
  England)  or  their  representatives  who  administer  the 
  government;  as  the  estates  of  the  realm  (England),  which 
  are  (1)  the  lords  spiritual,  (2)  the  lords  temporal,  (3) 
  the  commons. 
 
  7.  (Law)  The  degree,  quality,  nature,  and  extent  of  one's 
  interest  in  or  ownership  of  lands,  tenements,  etc.;  as 
  an  estate  for  life,  for  years,  at  will  etc  --Abbott. 
 
  {The  fourth  estate},  a  name  often  given  to  the  public  press. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estate  \Es*tate"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  establish.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  Tom  settle  as  a  fortune.  [Archaic]  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  endow  with  an  estate.  [Archaic] 
 
  Then  would  I  .  .  .  Estate  them  with  large  land  and 
  territory.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  estate 
  n  1:  all  of  your  assets  (whether  real  or  personal  property)  and 
  liabilities 
  2:  extensive  landed  property  (especially  in  the  country) 
  retained  by  the  owner  for  his  own  use  "the  family  owned  a 
  large  estate  on  Long  Island"  [syn:  {land},  {landed  estate}, 
  {acres},  {demesne}] 
  3:  a  major  social  class  or  order  of  persons  regarded 
  collectively  as  part  of  the  body  politic  of  the  country 
  and  formerly  possessing  distinct  political  rights  [syn:  {estate 
  of  the  realm}] 




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