non–establishment

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

Definition of non–establishment

  1. 1 or less commonly non–Establishment :  ordinary citizens considered as group distinct from the establishment or ruling class This campaign was not right versus left but rather establishment versus non-establishment … — Ashby Foote —often used before another noun non-establishment candidates

  2. 2 :  failure or refusal to establish something … the non-establishment of professional leagues to allow women to play sport full-time and professionally … — Cheryl Roberts

First Known Use of non–establishment

1764


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