Posted by David FG on February 12, 2005
In Reply to: Bring in the stick of the 4th estate posted by karla on February 12, 2005
: Does anyone know what this means?
: "bring in the stick of the 4th estate"
: It was used in the sentence, If I ever have to bring in the stick of the 4th estate I'll enlist some of your energy.
: Thank you.
Bruce is of course right. The first three 'estates' are, in the UK, the Lords Spiritual, the Lords Temporal and the Commons.