long-standing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

long + standing

Adjective[edit]

long-standing (not comparable)

  1. Having existed for a long time.
  2. Having been done for so long so as to become convention.
    Long-standing custom calls for referring to the town chairman as mayor, even though we don't have a mayor.