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estate of the realm

Noun estate of the realm has 1 sense
  1. estate, estate of the realm - 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
    --1 is a kind of class, social class, socio-economic class
    --1 is a part of
     state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic
    --1 has particulars: press, fourth estate
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