establishment

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

Definition of establishment

  1. 1 :  something established: such asa :  a settled arrangement; especially :  a code of lawsb :  established churchc :  a permanent civil or military organizationd :  a place of business or residence with its furnishings and staffe :  a public or private institution

  2. 2 :  an established order of society: such asa 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. 3a :  the act of establishingb :  the state of being established

Examples of establishment in a sentence

  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 for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of founding or of proving

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


Law Dictionary

establishment

noun es·tab·lish·ment

Legal Definition of establishment

  1. 1 :  something established: as a :  a church recognized by law as the official church of a nation or state and supported by civil authority b :  a permanent civil or military organization c :  a place of residence or especially business with its furnishings and staff

  2. 2a :  an act of establishing b :  the state of being established



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