Entry from British & World English dictionary
An area of houses built and rented out to tenants by a local council.
- I was transfixed by the thought of the young vandals from the neighbouring council estate breaking in at night.
- The canal gentrifies all that it touches, even the harshest council estate, but you sense that local architects haven't repaid the compliment.
- People on a former council estate are taking over responsibility for their area after signing a landmark agreement.
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