non-establishment

noun
non-es·​tab·​lish·​ment | \ ˌnän-i-ˈsta-blish-mənt How to pronounce non-establishment (audio) \

Definition of non-establishment

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 : 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, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Non-establishment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/non-establishment. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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