Definition of establishment
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 : 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
3a : the act of establishingb : the state of being established
Examples of establishment in a Sentence
the establishment of a business
the establishment of a scientific fact
His novels were disliked by the literary establishment.
Recent Examples of establishment from the Web
The ultra-Orthodox religious establishment sees itself as responsible for maintaining traditions through centuries of persecution and assimilation.
The entire political establishment howls in outrage because this is both weird enough and trivial enough to become a Thing.
The site is owned by Dixie Associates, and over the years has housed several eating establishments.
In that vote, the Movement, which bills itself as anti-establishment, failed to capture any main city, including Genoa, where 5-Star founder-comic Beppe Grillo lives.
Roach infestations in area food operations Nine establishments in Kansas and Kansas City were cited for roach infestations, Joyce Smith reports.
Both establishments are scheduled to open in late July.
Klapstein said 93 have been received — five from liquor wholesalers and 88 from existing medical marijuana establishments.
And on the Republican side, former RNC chairman and establishment favorite, Ed Gillespie, squeaked out an uncomfortably close win over former Trump state chairman, Cory Stewart.
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First Known Use of establishment
ESTABLISHMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of establishment for Students
1 : the act of founding or of proving
2 : a place where people live or do business
Legal Definition of establishment
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
2a : an act of establishing b : the state of being established
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