Imanje, imovina, imetak.
ETYM Old Fren. estat, French état, Latin status, from stare to stand. Related to Stand, State.
(medieval history) In European history, an order of society that enjoyed a specified share in government. In medieval theory, there were usually three estates—the nobility, the clergy, and the commons—with the functions of, respectively, defending society from foreign aggression and internal disorder, attending to its spiritual needs, and working to produce the base with which to support the other two orders.
When parliaments and representative assemblies developed from the 13th century, their organization reflected this theory, with separate houses for the nobility, the commons (usually burghers and gentry), and the clergy. The fourth estate is the press; the term was coined in the 18th century by the British politician Edmund Burke.
1. A major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country and formerly possessing distinct political rights; SYN. estate of the realm.
2. All of one's assets (whether real or personal property) and liabilities.
3. Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use; SYN. land, landed estate, acres, demesne.
2. Moral excellence or admirableness; SYN. goodness.
3. That which is good or valuable or useful; SYN. goodness.
In economics, a term often used to denote any product, including services. Equally, a good is often distinguished from a service, as in “goods and services”. The opposite of a normal good, a product for which demand increases as a person’s income increases, is an inferior good, a product for which demand decreases as income increases. A free good is one which an individual or organization can consume in infinite quantities at no cost, like the air we breathe. However, most goods are economic goods, which are scarce in supply and therefore have an opportunity cost. In a free market, economic goods are allocated through prices.
ETYM Dutch hol hole, hollow. Related to Hole.
1. Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated.
2. A cell in a jail or prison; SYN. keep.
3. (Archaic) A stronghold.
1. The act or state of sustaining, grasping, or retaining.
2. A property that is held or owned.
3. (Usually plural) Stocks or bonds owned by an individual.
ETYM French possession, Latin possessio.
1. Anything owned or possessed.
2. Being controlled by passion or the supernatural.
3. The act of possessing; SYN. ownership.