longstanding

[ lawng-stan-ding, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˈstæn dɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ- /

adjective

existing or occurring for a long time: a longstanding feud.

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Origin of longstanding

First recorded in 1595–1605; long1 + standing
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long-standing

adjective

existing or in effect for a long time
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