Divisions in the ruling clerical establishment deepened.
And the higher-education establishment had to scramble to set the record straight.
One sign of that change is the establishment of thousands of hospices, places dedicated to caring rather than curing.
In truth, our nation's nuclear weapons establishment operated in secret for many years, creating a deep vein of public distrust.
Hence it is time for the medical establishment to come up with a balanced view of cholesterol and statin drugs.
The ensuing scandal made her something of a pariah to the establishment.
establishment of programs in several countries is anticipated during the next five years.
No one could accuse the global medical establishment of ignoring malaria.
The owner of a tango club stands outside his establishment.
When the scientific establishment put a spiritualist on trial, the co-discoverers of natural selection took opposing sides.
British Dictionary definitions for establishment
the act of establishing or state of being established
a business organization or other large institution
the place where a business is carried on
the staff and equipment of a commercial or other organization
the approved size, composition, and equipment of a military unit, government department, business division, etc, as formally promulgated
any large organization, institution, or system
a household or place of residence
a body of employees or servants
(modifier) belonging to or characteristic of the Establishment; orthodox or conservative: the establishment view of history
the Establishment, a group or class of people having institutional authority within a society, esp those who control the civil service, the government, the armed forces, and the Church: usually identified with a conservative outlook
late 15c., "settled arrangement," also "income, property," from establish + -ment. Meaning "established church" is from 1731; Sense of "place of business" is from 1832. Meaning "social matrix of ruling people and institutions" is attested occasionally from 1923, current use from 1955.