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establishment

noun  us   /ɪˈstæb·lɪʃ·mənt/

establishment noun (POWERFUL PEOPLE)

[C] the people who have most of the power within government or society or in a particular business or activity: the diplomatic/educational/literary establishment [C] An establishment is a particular place of business: Visitors come to shop in the fashionable new establishments downtown.

establishment noun (START)

[U] the act of starting or creating something that will last a long time: She called for the establishment of nationwide academic standards.
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