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the Fourth Estatenoun [S]

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newspapers, ​magazines, ​television, and ​radiostations and the ​people who ​work for them who are ​thought to have a lot of ​politicalinfluence
(Definition of the Fourth Estate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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