: accepted and recognized or followed by many people
: successful for a long period of time and widely known
an established author/artist … people with Ph.D.s have been credentialed by established experts in their fields—Louis Menand
: growing or flourishing successfully
an established flower garden
of a church or religion
: officially recognized and accepted by the government of a country
Some of the religious groups lasted, but at a price. Their dogma hardened, and they developed organizational structures that are mirror images of established churches.—O. B. Hardison, Jr.
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