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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.
informal Any portable living quarters, such as a mobile home, RV, camper van, etc. A pun on the phrase "real estate." Tom and I always said that we would move into our wheel estate when we retired, so we could spend our twilight years traveling around the country. A growing number of people are shunning traditional properties, instead opting for "wheel estate" that they can relocate as they see fit.
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the fourth estatethe 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’.
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n. a mobile home or RV. His wheel estate includes two cars, a motor home, and a couple of bicycles.
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