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noun 1. a tax imposed on a decedent’s property, assessed on the gross estate prior to distribution to the heirs.
[ih-steyt] /ɪˈsteɪt/ noun 1. a piece of landed property, especially one of large extent with an elaborate house on it: to have an estate in the country. 2. Law. 3. British. a housing development. 4. a period or condition of life: to attain to man’s estate. 5. a major political or social group or class, […]
[es-tey] /ˈɛs teɪ/ noun 1. a city in NE Italy: medieval fortress; ancient Roman ruins. /ˈɛstI/ noun 1. a noble family of Italy founded by Alberto Azzo II (996–1097), who was invested with the town of Este in NE Italy as a fief of the Holy Roman Empire. The family governed Ferrara (13th–16th centuries), Modena, […]
[ih-steem] /ɪˈstim/ verb (used with object) 1. to regard highly or favorably; regard with respect or admiration: I esteem him for his honesty. 2. to consider as of a certain value or of a certain type; regard: I esteem it worthless. 3. Obsolete. to set a value on; appraise. noun 4. favorable opinion or judgment; […]