long-standing

See also: longstanding

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

  1. Having existed for a long time.
    • 2020 June 17, David Clough, “Then and now: trains through Crewe”, in Rail, page 60:
      Forty-five years ago, Crewe was witnessing the first year of the revised timetable associated with the 'Electric Scots' services, following inauguration of through London-Glasgow electric running in May 1974. Except for Euston-North Wales traffic, the long-standing practice of motive power changing at Crewe had ended.
  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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