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establishment

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

Definition of establishment

  1. 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. 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. 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.



15th Century

First Known Use of establishment

15th century



ESTABLISHMENT Defined for Kids

establishment

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

Definition of establishment

  1. 1 :  the act of founding or of proving

  2. 2 :  a place where people live or do business





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