Examples from the Web for establishment
Satirists occupy a perilous position—to skewer dogma and cant, and to antagonize the establishment while needing its protection.
Two factors made Hiram Revels especially interesting to the Washington establishment.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Ironically, the play deals with the ‘management’ of information by the Establishment.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Before his writing days, London used the Oakland establishment to conduct his studies.
They would not, for example, supersede federal law regarding the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment.
The establishment of prolific and cheap journals in New York, in 1830, was an event of incalculable historical importance.The Collector|Henry T. Tuckerman
Soon afterwards, the founder of the establishment, Mr. Rapp, came in.Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)|Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
When one of these clubs was taken in at the Army and Navy, that establishment also suffered.The Chronicles of Newgate, v. 2/2|Arthur Griffiths
A country may be overrun by an armed host, but it is only conquered by the establishment of fortresses.Essays on Life, Art and Science|Samuel Butler
And yet he is but a house-painter, who owes his establishment here to his love of nature rather than to his love of art.
British Dictionary definitions for establishment (1 of 2)
- a business organization or other large institution
- the place where a business is carried on
British Dictionary definitions for establishment (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for establishment
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.