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  1. Estimates

    In countries using the Westminster system the Estimates are a series of legislative proposals to parliament outlining how the government will spend its money. The Estimates are drawn up by bureaucrats in the treasury department in collaboration with representatives from the cabinet. They consist of detailed reports on how each department or ministry will spend its money. The estimates are normally introduced in the House of Commons just prior to the main budget, which gives them time to be analyzed by House committees. Unlike the budget the estimates contain no references to fiscal policy, long term goals, or where the money is coming from. After each section is reviewed by the relevant committee the entire Estimates are voted on as one bill. This "supply" vote is a matter of confidence. Unlike tax proposals in the budget, the Estimates are rarely controversial, with most issues being dealt with in committee. Most of the countries also mandate an update or series of updates to the Estimates to account for changes in the economy or in government policy. In Canada, for instance, this update must be passed in December each year.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. estimates

    Army estimates are the computation of expenses to be incurred in the support of an army for a given time.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'estimates' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4749

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    Rank popularity for the word 'estimates' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4220

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of estimates in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of estimates in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of estimates in a Sentence

  1. Stacy Rasgon:

    Most estimates for 5G have been going up lately.

  2. Colin Bruce:

    It's actually quite significant for countries like Jordan, for Lebanon and for Turkey, and some estimates put that at about 1.1-1.4 percent of GDP, we recognize that for many of these countries there's a cost associated with hosting with refugees and they need to be compensated.

  3. Mark Zandi:

    I stand by the funding estimates, as a standalone plan.

  4. Finance Minister Ibrahim Alassaf:

    We were realistic in our estimates for next year's revenues in light of current and expected developments in the oil market. Maybe over the past years I agree we were conservative, but this year we were realistic.

  5. Mark Routt:

    Our estimates are that at $45-$50 WTI some of the light tight oil goes into production, when you have the front of the market lift, as it has done, it makes it that much easier to justify coming back on.

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