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council estate Line breaks: coun|cil es¦tate

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Definition of council estate in English:


An area of houses built and rented out to tenants by a local council.
Example sentences
  • 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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