Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 19:47

long-standing

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

long + standing

AdjectiveEdit

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.