Definition Of established


(of a church or religion) recognized by the government as the national church or religion.

The disestablishment of the Church is not a radical proposal; an established Church is an anachronism.

achieve permanent acceptance or recognition for.

the principle of the supremacy of national parliaments needs to be firmly established

ensure that one's remaining cards in (a suit) will be winners (if not trumped) by playing off the high cards in that suit.

You now leave him with his trump winner, and establish clubs.

having been in existence for a long time and therefore recognized and generally accepted.

the ceremony was an established event in the annual calendar

set up (an organization, system, or set of rules) on a firm or permanent basis.

the British established a rich trade with Portugal

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Example Of established

  • As a firmly established principle of Community law it may be used to challenge Community action and also State action.

  • Balanced granular fertiliser can be applied around all established plants in spring.

  • Both wrote church music; both wrote for the Established Church in the UK.

  • By an act of 1560, Roman Catholicism was proscribed in Scotland and the Established Church became Presbyterian.

  • Free trade, like free love, poses a threat to the established order.

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