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Definitions of establishment

  1. the persons ( or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; " he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; " the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; " he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment"
  2. ( ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat
  3. a public or private structure ( business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
  4. the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof
  5. an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
  6. any large organization
  7. the act of forming something; " the constitution of a PTA group last year"; " it was the establishment of his reputation"; " he still remembers the organization of the club"
  8. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
  9. The state of being established, founded, and the like; fixed state.
  10. That which is established; as: ( a) A form of government, civil or ecclesiastical; especially, a system of religion maintained by the civil power; as, the Episcopal establishment of England. ( b) A permanent civil, military, or commercial, force or organization. ( c) The place in which one is permanently fixed for residence or business; residence, including grounds, furniture, equipage, etc.; with which one is fitted out; also, any office or place of business, with its fixtures; that which serves for the carrying on of a business; as, to keep up a large establishment; a manufacturing establishment.
  11. The act of placing on a sure basis; settlement; a place of residence or business; a business or household.
  12. Act of establishing: fixed state: that which is established: a permanent civil or military force: one's residence and style of living: a church established by law. The establishment of any religion in the U. S. is forbidden by the Federal Constitution.
  13. Act of establishing; that which is established; place of residence or business.
  14. The act of establishing; that which is established; a residence or place of business; an organization.
  15. The act of establishing; settlement; confirmation; settled regulation, system, or constitution; fixed or stated allowance; that which is established; permanent civil or military force; a place of residence or of business; household equipment; an institution; the Church established and supported by the State.
  16. A household; a place of trade; that which is fixed or set up permanently; a form of religion supported by, and in connection with, the State; establishment of the port, a term employed to denote the interval between the time of high water at any given port, and the time of the moon's transit immediately preceding the time of high water, when the moon is at the new or full moon.
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Quotes of establishment

  1. We desire an expansion of relations with regional states and the establishment of extensive public contacts. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  2. The law increasing and organizing the military establishment of the United States has been nearly carried into effect, and the Army has been extensively and usefully employed during the past season. – Martin Van Buren
  3. I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part. – George Carey
  4. Thirteen years after the end of the Soviet Union, the American press establishment seemed eager to turn Ukraine's protested presidential election on November 21 into a new cold war with Russia. – Stephen Cohen
  5. The baseball establishment is permissive about revelry. – Curt Flood
  6. What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins. – Elbridge Gerry
  7. Scientists tend to be skeptical, but the weakness of the community of science is that it tends to move into preformed establishment modes that say this is the only way of doing science, the only valid view. – Walter Gilbert
  8. I suggest that instead of criticising us, the establishment has a bloody good look at itself. – Trisha Goddard
  9. As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington. – Doc Hastings
  10. If it was up to me, there wouldn't be no such thing as the establishment – Jimi Hendrix
  11. On another level, I want to mention that I have a strong Jewish identity and- over the years- have been involved in several Jewish projects, such as the establishment of a strong program of Judaic Studies at the University of California in San Diego. – Walter Kohn
  12. Our office acts like a kind of educational establishment and we are very careful who we educate. – Rem Koolhaas
  13. I'm criticized by the feminists, by the Jewish establishment by Canadian nationalists. And why not? I've had my pot shots at them. I'm fair game. – Mordecai Richler
  14. A lot of my idealism was frustrated by the end of the '60s because of the way things went with the assassinations and the sense that the political establishment was so fixed in its ways you couldn't change anything. – David Talbot

Usage examples for establishment

  1. To that end did he die, and in the direful moment, uttered prayers for your establishment – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. Yet the cheap quality of her clothing suggested that she could not be the owner of such an expensive establishment – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. Ricard's establishment looked over it. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. The air of the island is excellent, and most necessary to the re- establishment of my health, which suffered much in South America. – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  5. The only objection I have is the system of the establishment – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  6. Whereupon they set forth for Willie Creek's establishment – The Auto Boys' Vacation by James A. Braden
  7. I intend to make it my life work to run just as complete a- a eatin' and lodgin' establishment as I can. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  8. We made our temporary home at the Grand, a spacious and comfortable establishment – Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia by Maturin M. Ballou
  9. The establishment of the " head" was of similar dignity. – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  10. The Government has been constantly increasing its efforts in these directions for the relief and permanent establishment of agriculture on a sound and equal basis with other business. – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge
  11. She has a good establishment and knows everybody." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. He hurried away by a short cut to Praed Street and turned into Mrs. Goldmark's establishment – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher
  13. There was not the least reason in the world why I should spend the night in that second- rate establishment – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  14. Without Sylvia's knowing it, she had often spent more than a pound a week on this establishment – A Very Naughty Girl by L. T. Meade
  15. Their object was the establishment of Roman power. – Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic by Andrew Stephenson
  16. I am quite of his opinion, and indeed I go much further; I think the Bank an unnecessary establishment getting rich by those profits which fairly belong to the public. – Letters of David Ricardo to Thomas Robert Malthus, 1810-1823 by David Ricardo
  17. But the glory of the establishment was the " gundy." – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  18. At last he sputtered: You- you- why you are nothing more than a servant in my establishment – Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman by Emma Speed Sampson
  19. A friend of the writer's, a lady of large fortune, and mistress of a very handsome establishment said, when speaking of her dairy, My neighborhood has the character of making very bad butter; mine is invariably good, and I always get a penny a pound more for it at the 'shop' than my neighbors. – Our Farm of Four Acres and the Money we Made by it by Miss Coulton
  20. One thing is certain, they will never return to the Establishment – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
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