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English definition of “housing estate”

housing estate

noun [C]
 
 
UK PROPERTY, GOVERNMENT
a group of houses built together in a planned way, sometimes by the local government of an area in order to provide houses for people to rent or buy at a low cost: The Prime Minister visited a London housing estate to publicize the police's new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour.
(Definition of housing estate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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