establishment

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

noun

Origin of establishment

1475–85; 1920–25 for def 4; establish + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM establishment

non·es·tab·lish·ment, noun, adjectivere·es·tab·lish·ment, nounsu·per·es·tab·lish·ment, noun
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establishment
/ (ɪˈstæblɪʃmənt) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for establishment (2 of 2)

Establishment
/ (ɪˈstæblɪʃmənt) /

noun

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
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