4. To secure public recognition in favor of; to prove and cause to be accepted as true; as, to establish a
fact, usage, principle, opinion, doctrine, etc.
At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.Deut. xix. 15.
5. To set up in business; to place advantageously in a fixed condition; used reflexively; as, he established
himself in a place; the enemy established themselves in the citadel.
(Es*tab"lish*er) n. One who establishes.
(Es*tab"lish*ment) n. [Cf. OF. establissement, F. établissement.]
1. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
2. The state of being established, founded, and the like; fixed state.
3. That which is established; as: (a) A form of government, civil or ecclesiastical; especially, a system of
religion maintained by the civil power; as, the Episcopal establishment of England. (b) A permanent
civil, military, or commercial, force or organization. (c) The place in which one is permanently fixed
for residence or business; residence, including grounds, furniture, equipage, etc.; with which one is fitted
out; also, any office or place of business, with its fixtures; that which serves for the carrying on of a business; as,
to keep up a large establishment; a manufacturing establishment.
Exposing the shabby parts of the establishment.W. Irving. Establishment of the port (Hydrography), a datum on which the tides are computed at the given port,
obtained by observation, viz., the interval between the moon's passage over the meridian and the time
of high water at the port, on the days of new and full moon.
(Es*tab`lish*men*ta"ri*an) n. One who regards the Church primarily as an establishment
formed by the State, and overlooks its intrinsic spiritual character. Shipley.
(||Es`ta*cade") n. [F.; cf. It. steccata, Sp. estacada. Cf. Stake.] (Mil.) A dike of piles in
the sea, a river, etc., to check the approach of an enemy.
(Es`ta*fet", ||Es`ta*fette") n. [F. estafette, cf. Sp. estafeta; fr. It. stafetta, fr. staffa stirrup,
fr. OHG. stapho footstep, footprint, G. stapfe; akin to E. step.] A courier who conveys messages to
another courier; a military courier sent from one part of an army to another.
(||Es*tan"ci*a) n. [Sp. See Stanza.] A grazing farm; a country house. [Spanish America]
(Es*tate") n. [OF. estat, F. état, L. status, fr. stare to stand. See Stand, and cf. State.]
1. Settled condition or form of existence; state; condition or circumstances of life or of any person; situation.
"When I came to man's estate." Shak.
Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.Romans xii. 16.
2. Social standing or rank; quality; dignity.
God hath imprinted his authority in several parts, upon several estates of men.Jer. Taylor.