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fourth estate

n.
Journalists considered as a group; the public press.

fourth estate

n
(Journalism & Publishing) (sometimes capitals) journalists or their profession; the press. See estate4

fourth′ estate′


n.
(often caps.) the journalistic profession or its members; the press.
[1830–40]

Fourth Estate

 the complete body of journalists; the profession of journalism—Slang Dictionary, 1874.
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Noun1.fourth estate - the press, including journalists, newspaper writers, photographersfourth estate - the press, including journalists, newspaper writers, photographers
estate of the realm, the three estates, estate - 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

fourth estate

noun
Journalists and journalism in general:
medium (used in plural media), press.
British: Fleet Street.
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