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Definition of "establishment" []

  • The act of establishing. (noun)
  • The condition or fact of being established. (noun)
  • Something established, as: (noun)
  • An arranged order or system, especially a legal code. (noun)
  • A permanent civil, political, or military organization. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "establishment" in a sentence
  • "And to obviate any difficulties or misunderstanding which might arise from leaving indeterminate the sum necessary to be appropriated for the civil establishment of each of the respective powers, that the sum be now ascertained which is indispensably necessary to be applied to those purposes, and which is to be held sacred under every emergency, and set apart previous to the application of the rest of the revenues, as hereby stipulated, for the purposes of mutual or common defence against any enemy, for _clearing_ the incumbrance which may have become necessarily incurred in addition to the expenditure of those revenues _which must be always deemed part of the war establishment_."
  • "In order to arrive at their various holdings that the government cannot become overly entangled in religion, the Courts had to write out the term establishment from the Establishment Clause to have it read "Congress shall make no law respecting...religion.""
  • "The lyrics describe the title establishment as a luxury resort where you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave."