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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.
For the last five years, the tides have been high with investors swimming, buoyed by global capital chasing real estate projects.
imposes an estate tax on the value of assets transferred at death.
The report lists public real estate as the second-best asset class, behind natural resources, for smaller endowments, which reported a 27 percent return on public real estate investments.
The latter was critical to Primo's strategy to swim with the big fish, since substantial deals now require the backing of real estate titans.
According to marketing and research organization Limra International, survivorship sales rose 19% in 2004, the fourth year that a 2001 law has been lowering estate tax rates and raising amounts of family assets exempt from estate taxation.
When an individual passes away and there is an estate tax liability to calculate, the CPA or attorney will total all assets and liabilities.
Willet Brown died in 1993, leaving behind an estate of approximately $180 million.
For Nortel, as for many companies that are beginning to catch on to the crucial role real estate plays in their operations, the result has been increased productivity and decreased costs.
This progress flows from several sources, including a general stabilizing of commercial real estate markets, albeit at a relatively depressed level in all too many cases.