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establishment

noun (ORGANIZATION)    /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ.mənt/
C1 [C] a business or other organization , or the place where an organization operates : an educational / financial / religious establishmentBusinesses and enterprisesSocieties, clubs and organizations the establishment [S, + sing/pl verb] the important and powerful people who control a country or an organization , especially those who support the existing situation : Critics said judges were on the side of the establishment.Powerful people and dictators
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