the three estates

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Noun1.the three estates - 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
social class, socio-economic class, stratum, class - people having the same social, economic, or educational status; "the working class"; "an emerging professional class"
first estate, Lords Spiritual - the clergy in France and the heads of the church in Britain
Lords Temporal, second estate - the nobility in France and the peerage in Britain
third estate, Commons - the common people
fourth estate - the press, including journalists, newspaper writers, photographers
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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The Akin Gump team was actively involved in all phases of the restructuring processand litigation planningon behalf of the bondholder group since 2008 and participated in the informal creditors committees set up by the three estates.
The demolition of the properties releases approximately 59 acres of land for redevelopment on the three estates.
Coun Peter Griffiths (Lab, Kings Norton) said: "This is a vital part of the Three Estates regeneration.
Nonetheless, the overall operating cashflow of the three estates still exceeded RAM's sustainable-cashflow assumption of MYR 10 million.
The three estates of which the importance, performance and cost of FM services were studied each belonged to one of the three major types ('public', semi-pubic' and 'private') in Hong Kong.
David Cockcroft, Housing Director at Keep Britain Tidy, said: "The assessors who visited the three estates were impressed with the positive changes that have been made and the commitment of The Gateshead Housing Company, its partners, and the residents to continue making a difference.
In addition to renting out the three estates on the 126 acres, they will be developing two other labels and expanding the lineup of five varietals they currently produce, which are available online and at a handful of wine shops.
This would also be an invitation to all residents of the three estates to come and meet the candidates.
Parliamentarian Edmund Burke recognised the value of a free Press back in the 18th century when he commented on the three estates of the realm - the Lord Spiritual (bishops and archbishops), the Lord Temporal (hereditary and life peers who form the House of Lords) and the Third Estate (elected Members of Parliament).
In a nutshell, Islam threatened Luther's doctrine of the three estates (Dreistandelehre): "Lies destroy the spiritual estate, murder destroys the temporal estate, and disregard for marriage destroys the estate of marriage" (p.
Deputy Broughan said: "Industry sources have informed me that the pyrite problem may affect far more householders and infrastructure works than the three estates identified so far.
The New Deal for Communities (NDC) project won backing five years ago but a pounds 360 million deal for the three estates has still not been signed.