established

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Etymology[edit]

From establish +‎ -ed.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈstæb.lɪʃt/
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  • Hyphenation: es‧tab‧lished

Verb[edit]

established

  1. simple past tense and past participle of establish

Adjective[edit]

established ‎(comparative more established, superlative most established)

  1. Having been in existence for a long time and therefore recognized and generally accepted.
  2. Of a religion, church etc.: formally recognized by a state as being official within that area.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 731:
      Anglicanism did manage to strengthen its position in the southern English American colonies after Charles II's restoration (even in cosmopolitan New York), gaining established status in six out of the eventual thirteen.
  3. (Model, procedure, disease) Explicitly defined, described or recognized as a reference.

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