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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (social group)
a. stratum
El príncipe se enamoró de una mujer del estamento social bajo lo cual sacudió al país entero.The prince fell in love with a woman from the lower social strata sending shock waves through the whole country.
b. class
Los estamentos más adinerados no están al corriente de los problemas de los pobres.The wealthiest classes are not aware of the problems of the poor.
c. estate
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
El estamento eclesiástico gozó de gran autoridad durante la Edad Media.The ecclesiastical estate enjoyed great authority during the Middle Ages.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. stratum, class
el estamento eclesiástico/intelectualthe clergy/the intelligentsia
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1 (Política) (social) class; (político) estate
2 (estrato) stratum; layer; level
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