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establishment

noun
 
 
/ɪˈstæblɪʃmənt/
ORGANIZATION [C] an organization or businessBusinesses and enterprises
STARTING [U] the process of starting an organization, school, business, etc: the establishment of a new national bankStarting, succeeding and failing in business
the Establishment the people and organizations that have most power and influence in a countryGovernment ministers and civil servantsRuling and governing
the legal/medical, etc establishment the group of people with most influence in a particular area of work or activityJobs, careers and professionsWorking
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