long standing

longstanding

[lawng-stan-ding, long-]
adjective
existing or occurring for a long time: a longstanding feud.

Origin:
1595–1605; long1 + standing


enduring, lasting, long-lasting.
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longstanding
also long-standing, c.1600 (n.), 1814 (adj.), from long (adj.) + standing.
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