I am currently examining the acyl transfer catalysis activity of several enzymes that I was told are all lipases. Through reading a couple of papers including these enzymes I found out that all of them are hydrolases with promiscuous acyltransfer activity. Specifically one of the enzymes is a carboxyl-esterase, one is an aryl-esterase and the third one is an acyl-esterase. I know that esterases are part of hydrolases and lipases are basically fat-splitting esterases. Lipases also catalyze transesterification = acyl transfer, just like all of the enzymes I am working with do. I just don't understand the classification of all these enzymes as lipases. Can someone explain the connection to me?