Definitions for: Establishment

[n] 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"
[n] a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
[n] the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof
[n] an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
[n] any large organization
[n] 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"
[n] (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat

Webster (1913) Definition: Es*tab"lish*ment, n. [Cf. OF. establissement, F.
1. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining;
settlement; confirmation.

2. The state of being established, founded, and the like;
fixed state.

3. 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
(b) A permanent civil, military, or commercial, force or
(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.

Exposing the shabby parts of the establishment.
--W. Irving.

Establishment of the port (Hydrography), a datum on which
the tides are computed at the given port, obtained by
observation, viz., the interval between the moon's passage
over the meridian and the time of high water at the port,
on the days of new and full moon.

Synonyms: administration, brass, constitution, ecesis, formation, governance, governing body, institution, organisation, organization, validation

See Also: academy, academy, action, activity, advisory board, authorities, beginning, bench, body, business establishment, charity, cogent evidence, collectivisation, collectivization, colonisation, colonization, commencement, communisation, communization, company, construction, county council, educational institution, executive, faith, federation, financial institution, financial organisation, financial organization, government, government officials, hierarchy, honorary society, institution, issuer, judiciary, management, medical institution, natural action, natural process, officialdom, organisation, organization, pecking order, perfumery, phrontistery, place of business, planning board, poorhouse, power structure, proof, regime, religion, school system, settlement, start, structure, top brass, unionisation, unionization, university, vicariate, vicarship

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