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This week's theme: ordinal words.
fourth estate (forth i-STAYT) noun
Journalistic profession, the press.
[Supposedly, a power other than the three estates (the Lords Spiritual, the Lords Temporal, and the House of Commons) in UK.]
-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)
"At 8:20, an e-mail was sent to the fourth estate, inviting journalists to a press conference which was to be held just 40 minutes later." O'Leary Has His Eyes on the Prize; The Sunday Business Post (Dublin, Ireland); Oct 8, 2006.
That wretched alchemist called money can turn a man's heart into a stone! -Mehmet Murat Ildan, writer (1965- )