See also: Establishment

English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English *establishment, stablishment, stablisshement, from Old French establissement (Modern French établissement), from the verb establir. Equivalent to establish +‎ -ment.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈstæblɪʃmənt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: estab‧lish‧ment

Noun edit

establishment (countable and uncountable, plural establishments)

  1. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
    Since their establishment of the company in 1984, they have grown into a global business.
  2. The state of being established, founded, etc.; fixed state.
    The firm celebrated twenty years since their establishment by updating their look.
  3. That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence.
    Pedro's is a fine establishment serving a variety of delicious food.
    Exposing the shabby parts of the establishment.
  4. (usually with "the") The ruling class or authority group in a society; especially, an entrenched authority dedicated to preserving the status quo. Also Establishment.
    It's often necessary to question the establishment to get things done.
    • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21:
      Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around. Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. When a series of bank failures made this impossible, there was widespread anger, leading to the public humiliation of symbolic figures.
  5. The number of staff required to run a department or organisation (often used in the context of healthcare and other public services).
    The cancer department has an establishment of 10 doctors and 30 nurses.
  6. (Christianity) The institution and official status of a church as a state church, especially that of the Church of England and historically of Ireland.
    Not all Anglicans have supported establishment.

Synonyms edit

  • (act of establishing, that which is established): foundation

Antonyms edit

  • (antonym(s) of act of establishing): abolition
  • (antonym(s) of institution of a church as state church): disestablishment

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Polish: establishment

Translations edit

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Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English establishment.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

establishment m (plural establishments)

  1. (political science) (the) establishment (the dominant forces in society, especially when devoted to preserving the status quo)

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English establishment.

Noun edit

establishment

  1. (sometimes derogatory, usually uncountable) (the) establishment (entrenched power systems)
    • 2017, Jens-Martin Eriksen, Frederik Stjernfelt, Adskillelsens politik, Lindhardt og Ringhof, →ISBN:
      Forestillingen om klasse frem for religion er også farlig for establishmentet her i landet, den ville kunne få hele det politiske system til at bryde sammen, hvis de fattige malajer, muslimerne, ville indse, at de har mere til fælles med de fattige kinesere og de fattige indere, end de har med de velhavende muslimer.
      The view of class rather than religion is also dangerous to the establishment in this country, it would be able to make the entire political system collapse, if the poor Malays, the Muslims, were to realize that they have more in common with the poor Chinese and poor Indians, than they do with the wealthy Muslims.
    • 2015, Jan Guillou, Den demokratiske terrorist, Modtryk, →ISBN:
      Marxistleninisterne eksisterede næsten ikke mere, de fleste gamle kammerater var blevet en del af establishmentet, og den antiimperialistiske bevægelse var stort set gået i sig selv igen.
      The Marxist-Leninists practically didn't exist anymore, most of the old comrades had become a part of the establishment, and the anti-imperialist movement had practically receded into itself once more.

Declension edit

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Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English establishment.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɛsˈtɛ.blɪʃ.mənt/, /ɛsˈtɛ.blɪs.mənt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: es‧ta‧blish‧ment

Noun edit

establishment n (plural establishments, diminutive establishmentje n)

  1. establishment, elite (ruling authority or class)

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Finnish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English establishment.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈestɑblismentːi/, [ˈe̞s̠tɑ̝bˌlis̠me̞n̪t̪ːi]

Noun edit

establishment (informal)

  1. establishment (ruling class)

Declension edit

Inflection of establishment (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative establishment establishmentit
genitive establishmentin establishmentien
partitive establishmentiä establishmentejä
illative establishmentiin establishmenteihin
singular plural
nominative establishment establishmentit
accusative nom. establishment establishmentit
gen. establishmentin
genitive establishmentin establishmentien
partitive establishmentiä establishmentejä
inessive establishmentissä establishmenteissä
elative establishmentistä establishmenteistä
illative establishmentiin establishmenteihin
adessive establishmentillä establishmenteillä
ablative establishmentiltä establishmenteiltä
allative establishmentille establishmenteille
essive establishmentinä establishmenteinä
translative establishmentiksi establishmenteiksi
abessive establishmentittä establishmenteittä
instructive establishmentein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of establishment (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative establishmentini establishmentini
accusative nom. establishmentini establishmentini
gen. establishmentini
genitive establishmentini establishmentieni
partitive establishmentiäni establishmentejäni
inessive establishmentissäni establishmenteissäni
elative establishmentistäni establishmenteistäni
illative establishmentiini establishmenteihini
adessive establishmentilläni establishmenteilläni
ablative establishmentiltäni establishmenteiltäni
allative establishmentilleni establishmenteilleni
essive establishmentinäni establishmenteinäni
translative establishmentikseni establishmenteikseni
abessive establishmentittäni establishmenteittäni
instructive
comitative establishmenteineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative establishmentisi establishmentisi
accusative nom. establishmentisi establishmentisi
gen. establishmentisi
genitive establishmentisi establishmentiesi
partitive establishmentiäsi establishmentejäsi
inessive establishmentissäsi establishmenteissäsi
elative establishmentistäsi establishmenteistäsi
illative establishmentiisi establishmenteihisi
adessive establishmentilläsi establishmenteilläsi
ablative establishmentiltäsi establishmenteiltäsi
allative establishmentillesi establishmenteillesi
essive establishmentinäsi establishmenteinäsi
translative establishmentiksesi establishmenteiksesi
abessive establishmentittäsi establishmenteittäsi
instructive
comitative establishmenteinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative establishmentimme establishmentimme
accusative nom. establishmentimme establishmentimme
gen. establishmentimme
genitive establishmentimme establishmentiemme
partitive establishmentiämme establishmentejämme
inessive establishmentissämme establishmenteissämme
elative establishmentistämme establishmenteistämme
illative establishmentiimme establishmenteihimme
adessive establishmentillämme establishmenteillämme
ablative establishmentiltämme establishmenteiltämme
allative establishmentillemme establishmenteillemme
essive establishmentinämme establishmenteinämme
translative establishmentiksemme establishmenteiksemme
abessive establishmentittämme establishmenteittämme
instructive
comitative establishmenteinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative establishmentinne establishmentinne
accusative nom. establishmentinne establishmentinne
gen. establishmentinne
genitive establishmentinne establishmentienne
partitive establishmentiänne establishmentejänne
inessive establishmentissänne establishmenteissänne
elative establishmentistänne establishmenteistänne
illative establishmentiinne establishmenteihinne
adessive establishmentillänne establishmenteillänne
ablative establishmentiltänne establishmenteiltänne
allative establishmentillenne establishmenteillenne
essive establishmentinänne establishmenteinänne
translative establishmentiksenne establishmenteiksenne
abessive establishmentittänne establishmenteittänne
instructive
comitative establishmenteinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative establishmentinsä establishmentinsä
accusative nom. establishmentinsä establishmentinsä
gen. establishmentinsä
genitive establishmentinsä establishmentiensä
partitive establishmentiään
establishmentiänsä
establishmentejään
establishmentejänsä
inessive establishmentissään
establishmentissänsä
establishmenteissään
establishmenteissänsä
elative establishmentistään
establishmentistänsä
establishmenteistään
establishmenteistänsä
illative establishmentiinsä establishmenteihinsä
adessive establishmentillään
establishmentillänsä
establishmenteillään
establishmenteillänsä
ablative establishmentiltään
establishmentiltänsä
establishmenteiltään
establishmenteiltänsä
allative establishmentilleen
establishmentillensä
establishmenteilleen
establishmenteillensä
essive establishmentinään
establishmentinänsä
establishmenteinään
establishmenteinänsä
translative establishmentikseen
establishmentiksensä
establishmenteikseen
establishmenteiksensä
abessive establishmentittään
establishmentittänsä
establishmenteittään
establishmenteittänsä
instructive
comitative establishmenteineen
establishmenteinensä

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French edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English establishment.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɛs.ta.bliʃ.mɑ̃/

Proper noun edit

establishment m

  1. establishment (ruling authority)

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Polish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English establishment.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɛs.tabˈliʂ.mɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iʂmɛnt
  • Syllabification: es‧ta‧blish‧ment

Noun edit

establishment m inan

  1. (derogatory, politics) establishment (the ruling class or authority group)

Declension edit

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Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English establishment.

Proper noun edit

establishment m

  1. establishment (ruling authority)

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English establishment. Doublet of establecimiento.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /establiʃˈment/ [es.t̪a.β̞liʃˈmẽn̪t̪]
  • Rhymes: -ent
  • Syllabification: es‧ta‧blish‧ment

Proper noun edit

establishment m

  1. establishment (ruling authority)

Usage notes edit

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

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