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fourth estate

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

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


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

 the complete body of journalists; the profession of journalism—Slang Dictionary, 1874.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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fourth estate

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