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establishment

noun es·tab·lish·ment \i-ˈsta-blish-mənt\

Definition of ESTABLISHMENT

1
:  something established: as
a :  a settled arrangement; especially :  a code of laws
b :  established church
c :  a permanent civil or military organization
d :  a place of business or residence with its furnishings and staff
e :  a public or private institution
2
:  an established order of society: as
a often capitalized :  a group of social, economic, and political leaders who form a ruling class (as of a nation)
b often capitalized :  a controlling group <the literary establishment>
3
a :  the act of establishing
b :  the state of being established

Examples of ESTABLISHMENT

  1. the establishment of a business
  2. the establishment of a scientific fact
  3. His novels were disliked by the literary establishment.

First Known Use of ESTABLISHMENT

15th century

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