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the Fourth Estate

The people and organizations that report the news, or news journalism as a whole, regarded as having palpable but unofficial political influence. One must never forget the sway held by members of the Fourth Estate—if we want public support, then we need the press on our side.
See also: estate, fourth

the fourth estate

the press; the profession of journalism.
The three traditional Estates of the Realm (the Crown, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons) are now viewed as having been joined by the press, which is regarded as having equal power. As early as 1843 Lord Macaulay stated: ‘The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate of the realm’.
See also: estate, fourth

wheel estate

n. a mobile home or RV. His wheel estate includes two cars, a motor home, and a couple of bicycles.
See also: estate, wheel
References in classic literature ?
I have been now asking your sister if ever I told her of any fortune or estate I had, or gave her any particulars of it; and she owns I never did.
For, to be plain, my dear, I have no estate,' says he;
I thought many ways that I had the worst of it, but his saying he was undone, and that he had no estate neither, put me into a mere distraction.
This was very honest indeed, and I really believe he spoke as he intended, and that he was a man that was as well qualified to make me happy, as to his temper and behaviour, as any man ever was; but his having no estate, and being run into debt on this ridiculous account in the country, made all the prospect dismal and dreadful, and I knew not what to say, or what to think of myself.
First the baseness of the creature herself is to be observed, who, for the getting #100 herself, could be content to let him spend three or four more, though perhaps it was all he had in the world, and more than all; when she had not the least ground, more than a little tea-table chat, to say that I had any estate, or was a fortune, or the like.
The knowledge of Sir Percival's affairs which I had necessarily gained when the provisions of the deed on HIS side were submitted in due course to my examination, had but too plainly informed me that the debts on his estate were enormous, and that his income, though nominally a large one, was virtually, for a man in his position, next to nothing.
In Tax Court, the parties stipulated that the N trusts would be included in L's gross estate, but left it to the Tax Court to decide whether the resulting estate taxes were payable from N (the trusts that generated the tax) or a revocable trust (R) created by L three days before he executed his will.
But if it turns out there is only a tweaking of the system, such as taxing estates of $5 million or more, it would really only make it like it was five years ago," she said.
This is particularly true for the growing number of Americans who are discovering that their demise could bury their estate under a heavy tax burden of 37 percent to 55 percent.
Appelbaum loves the complexities of real estate in New York, her hometown, and that there is a tangible product at the end of the deal.
Exclusion for Small Estates of Certain Canadian Residents
He holds an active membership in the Young Men's/Young Women's Real Estate Association of New York and the Real' Estate Board of New York, and is a 1995 alumnus of Campbell University, where he received his BA in Business Administration, majoring in marketing and management.
No one knows what the future holds for estate taxes in the United States, but that uncertainty didn't stop insurers last year from dramatically increasing their sales of survivorship life products, the kind of insurance best suited for estate planning.
The estate tax for larger estates will be replaced with the capital gains tax, which, though lower, could still create liquidity problems.
Their combined estates are large enough to require them to pay estate taxes, but each spouse has insufficient separate assets--other than retirement benefits--to fund a bypass trust that could minimize or eliminate the tax bill.