the three estates the three estates


  • (n) 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



  • The third and largest of the three estates became the forerunner of today's National Assembly, and then, in the meeting in the tennis court at Versailles, defied King Louis XVI's .
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affectation affectation
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