housing estate

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housing estate (plural housing estates)

  1. A group of often architecturally similar buildings constructed at the same time. Primarily for residential accommodation, estates may also include commercial facilities.
    • 2011 December 14, Angelique Chrisafis, “Rachida Dati accuses French PM of sexism and elitism”, in The Guardian[1]:
      She suggested he was destroying all Sarkozy had achieved in proving that a traditional, Catholic, rightwing area could vote for an ethnic-minority candidate such as her, from a poor housing estate in the provinces, the Muslim child of illiterate north African parents. She vowed to "resist" Fillon.
    • 2014 August 23, Neil Hegarty, “Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin by Karl Whitney, review: 'a necessary corrective' [print version: Re-Joycing in Dublin, p. R25]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review)[2]:
      Whitney is absorbed especially by Dublin's unglamorous interstitial zones: the new housing estates and labyrinths of roads, watercourses and railways where the city peters into its commuter belt.

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