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estate agent

noun, British.
the steward or manager of a landed estate.
a real-estate agent; realtor.
Origin of estate agent
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for estate-agent
Historical Examples
  • I've got the report of the estate-agent and I've seen the stage-doorkeeper of the New Avenue!

  • "You have made a mistake," he repeats, addressing the estate-agent's wife.

    The Jews of Barnow Karl Emil Franzos
  • The estate-agent's wife is the only one who does not join in the chorus.

    The Jews of Barnow Karl Emil Franzos
  • That, Louie thought, would be Mrs. Leggat, the wife of the estate-agent's clerk.

    The Story of Louie Oliver Onions
  • "The best thing you can do is to consult an estate-agent," said Karel.

    Small Souls Louis Couperus
  • Then I sat down at a loose end, very much like a young professional man, doctor or estate-agent, waiting for the next client.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for estate-agent

estate agent

(Brit) an agent concerned with the valuation, management, lease, and sale of property Usual US and Canadian name real-estate agent
the administrator of a large landed property, acting on behalf of its owner; estate manager
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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