Establishment



[ih-stab-lish-muh nt] /ɪˈstæb lɪʃ mənt/

noun
1.
the act or an instance of .
2.
the state or fact of being .
3.
something ; a constituted order or system.
4.
(often initial capital letter) the existing power structure in society; the dominant groups in society and their customs or institutions; institutional authority (usually preceded by the):
The Establishment believes exploring outer space is worth any tax money spent.
5.
(often initial capital letter) the dominant group in a field of endeavor, organization, etc. (usually preceded by the):
the literary Establishment.
6.
a household; place of residence including its furnishings, grounds, etc.
7.
a place of business together with its employees, merchandise, equipment, etc.
8.
a permanent civil, military, or other force or organization.
9.
an institution, as a school, hospital, etc.
10.
the recognition by a state of a church as the state church.
11.
the church so recognized, especially the Church of England.
12.
Archaic. a fixed or settled income.
/ɪˈstæblɪʃmənt/
noun
1.
the act of establishing or state of being established
2.

3.
the staff and equipment of a commercial or other organization
4.
the approved size, composition, and equipment of a military unit, government department, business division, etc, as formally promulgated
5.
any large organization, institution, or system
6.
a household or place of residence
7.
a body of employees or servants
8.
(modifier) belonging to or characteristic of the Establishment; orthodox or conservative: the establishment view of history
/ɪˈstæblɪʃmənt/
noun
1.
the Establishment, a group or class of people having institutional authority within a society, esp those who control the civil service, the government, the armed forces, and the Church: usually identified with a conservative outlook
n.

late 15c., “settled arrangement,” also “income, property,” from establish + -ment. Meaning “established church” is from 1731; Sense of “place of business” is from 1832. Meaning “social matrix of ruling people and institutions” is attested occasionally from 1923, current use from 1955.

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