long-standing

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long + standing

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long-standing (comparative more long-standing, superlative most long-standing)

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

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