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estate,

n one's interest in land or other property.
estate planning,
n a detailed, written-out plan (usually arrived at with the advice of estate counselors) in which all the financial affairs of the dental professional are clearly stated and provisions are made for alterations when changing conditions warrant it.
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As McIlwain writes, "Such a theory leaves no place for the law of the land or the authority of the estates of the Realm when they conflict with the king's will," and notes the connection between James's view of royal prerogative and the absolutist principles of Roman civil law.
In fact, across the Western world, the media has taken its "fourth estate" role to mean working closely with the other three estates of the realm for the good of the country and people--by extension for the national interest.