Adjective "establishment" definition and examples

(Establishment may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɛˈstablɪʃm(ə)nt//ɪˈstablɪʃm(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

noun

The action of establishing something or being established.
  1. 'Cosgrove thanked the previous committee for their work and strongly recommended the establishment of a new committee.'
  2. 'Preventing the establishment of a state religion is quite clearly a permissible goal under Locke.'
  3. 'Last week councils welcomed the establishment of the commission.'
  4. 'Other key pledges include the establishment of crime prevention funds for various neighbourhoods.'
  5. 'He advocated the immediate establishment of an ad hoc reform committee.'
  6. 'The Council recommended the establishment of an independent tribunal, plus further rights of appeal.'
  7. 'China is advocating the establishment of a free-trade zone encompassing China and ASEAN.'
  8. 'On 17 August 1945 they heard a radio message from Jakarta announcing the establishment of the Republic of Indonesia.'
A business organization, public institution, or household.
  1. 'There are more than 1.1 million retail establishments across the country, an average of one every three square miles.'
  2. 'Product mix and how a retail establishment looks play huge roles in attracting customers.'
A group in a society exercising power and influence over matters of policy, opinion, or taste, and seen as resisting change.
  1. as modifier 'she became an establishment figure'
  2. 'To be sure, no one has ever proved that the government has mined the central database to single out anyone for criticizing the Establishment.'
  3. 'Steve Earle has never really been a member of the Establishment, either socially or professionally.'
  4. 'It is high time someone kicked back at our new Establishment masters.'
  5. 'His record as governor is that of a typical, establishment politician.'
  6. 'Yet, in many ways, those who lead openly far right parties, even if they are highly articulate, are not the most dangerous for the current British Establishment.'
  7. 'An establishment figure, he has all the airs and graces of his social position.'
  8. 'Instead, they attacked the Establishment, from all sides.'
  9. 'rumblings of discontent among the medical establishment'
  10. 'But the political Establishment are not about to take the blame for the mess - certainly not with elections looming.'
  11. 'The entire political and media establishment agrees on the goal of the war.'
  12. 'He rejected the proposals as an ultimatum imposed by the British military establishment.'
  13. 'Even the political Establishment is starting to understand that.'
  14. 'The entire Democratic political establishment has abandoned him.'
  15. 'He was a lukewarm supporter of the war, a voice of the old-line Republican foreign policy establishment.'
  16. 'Once, the family could count on its extensive connections within the Turkish political Establishment.'
  17. 'The political and bureaucratic Establishment that has so consistently mis-analysed the process of European integration has a related vision.'
The ecclesiastical system organized by law.

    More definitions

    1. the act or an instance of establishing.

    2. the state or fact of being established.

    3. something established; a constituted order or system.

    4. (often initial capital letter) the existing power structure in society; the dominant groups in society and their customs or institutions; institutional authority (usually preceded by the): The Establishment believes exploring outer space is worth any tax money spent.

    5. (often initial capital letter) the dominant group in a field of ende

    More examples(as adjective)

    "targets can be establishment."

    "successes can be establishment."

    "figures can be establishment."

    "affairs can be establishment."