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establishment

noun uk   /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ.mənt/ us  

establishment noun (ORGANIZATION)

C1 [C] a business or other organization, or the place where an organization operates: an educational/financial/religious establishmentthe 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.
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establishment noun (START)

C1 [U] the process of starting or creating something, for example, an organization: Since its establishment in 1945, the United Nations has played a dominant role in the development of international law. The establishment of new areas of employment is a priority.
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