establish


establish
es·tab·lish vt
1: to institute (as a law) permanently by enactment or agreement
we the people of the United States...do ordain and establish this ConstitutionU.S. Constitution preamble
2: to make firm or stable
3: to bring into existence: found
Congress shall have power...to establish post offices and post roadsU.S. Constitution art. I; specif: to found (a national bank) pursuant to a charter
4: to make (a church) a national or state institution see also establishment, establishment clause
5: to put beyond doubt: prove
6: to place in a position of being accepted or followed
a rule establish ed by case law

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

establish
I (entrench) verb cause to endure, confirmare, fix deeply, fix permanently, implant firmly, ingrain, make durable, make firm, make lasting, make permanent, make stable, make steadfast, perpetuate, plant, put on a firm basis, root, situate, solidify, stabilire, stabilitate, stabilize, steady, strengthen II (launch) verb begin, bring about, bring into being, bring into existence, build, charter, constituere, constitute, construct, create, develop, form, found, give rise to, inaugurate, inchoate, initiate, instituere, institute, introduce, lay the foundations, open, organize, originate, prepare, put in motion, set going, set in operation, set up, start, statuere foreign phrases:
- Cujus est instituere, ejus est abrogare. — Whoever may institute, his right it is to abrogate.
III (show) verb ascertain, attest, authenticate, certify, circumstantiate, cite evidence, confirm, corroborate, demonstrate, document, manifest, probare, prove, substantiate, testify to, uphold, uphold in evidence, validate, verify, vincere associated concepts: conclusively establish, establish beyond a reasonable doubt, establish by a fair preponderance of the credible evidence, establish to a clear certainty, established by law, legally established IV index affirm (claim), affirm (uphold), appoint, argue, ascertain, authorize, award, bear (adduce), build (construct), cast (register), certify (approve), circumscribe (define), cite (state), confirm, create, decide, decree, define, document, enact, evidence, fabricate (construct), fix (arrange), fix (make firm), fix (settle), form, instate, launch (initiate), legislate, locate, make, organize (unionize), originate, pass (approve), plant (place firmly), prove, quote, reason (persuade), repose (place), rule (decide), stabilize, support (corroborate), sustain (confirm), testify, verify (confirm), vest

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


establish
This word occurs frequently in the Constitution of the United States, and it is used there in different meanings: (1) to settle firmly, to fix unalterably; as in to establish justice, which is the avowed object of the Constitution; (2) to make or form; as in to establish uniform laws governing naturalization or bankruptcy; (3) to found, to create, to regulate; as in "Congress shall have power to establish post offices"; (4) to found, recognize, confirm, or admit; as in "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"; and (5) to create, to ratify, or confirm, as in "We, the people . . . do ordain and establish this Constitution." To settle, make, or fix firmly; place on a permanent footing; found; create; put beyond doubt or dispute; prove; convince. To enact permanently. To bring about or into existence.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


establish
This word occurs frequently in the Constitution of the United States, and it is used there in different meanings: (1) to settle firmly, to fix unalterably; as in to establish justice, which is the avowed object of the Constitution; (2) to make or form; as in to establish uniform laws governing naturalization or bankruptcy; (3) to found, to create, to regulate; as in "Congress shall have power to establish post offices"; (4) to found, recognize, confirm, or admit; as in "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion"; and (5) to create, to ratify, or confirm, as in "We, the people . . . do ordain and establish this Constitution." To settle, make, or fix firmly; place on a permanent footing; found; create; put beyond doubt or dispute; prove; convince. To enact permanently. To bring about or into existence.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • establish — es‧tab‧lish [ɪˈstæblɪʆ] verb [transitive] COMMERCE to start a company, organization, system etc that is intended to exist for a long time: • My grandfather established the family business in 1938. * * * establish UK US /ɪˈstæblɪʃ/ verb ► [T,… …   Financial and business terms

  • establish — [ə stab′lish, istab′lish] vt. [ME establissen < extended stem of OFr establir < L stabilire < stabilis, STABLE1] 1. to make stable; make firm; settle [to establish a habit] 2. to order, ordain, or enact (a law, statute, etc.) permanently …   English World dictionary

  • Establish — Es*tab lish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Established}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Establishing}.] [OE. establissen, OF. establir, F. [ e]tablir, fr. L. stabilire, fr. stabilis firm, steady, stable. See {Stable}, a., { ish}, and cf. {Stablish}.] 1. To make stable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • establish — late 14c., from O.Fr. establiss , prp. stem of establir (12c., Mod.Fr. établir) cause to stand still, establish, stipulate, set up, erect, build, from L. stabilire make stable, from stabilis stable (see STABLE (Cf. stable) (2)). For initial e ,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • establish — [v1] set up, organize authorize, base, build, constitute, create, decree, domiciliate, enact, endow, ensconce, entrench, erect, fix, form, found, ground, implant, inaugurate, inculcate, install, institute, land, lay foundation, live, lodge, moor …   New thesaurus

  • establish — 1 *set, settle, fix Analogous words: implant, inculcate, instill: *secure, rivet, anchor, moor Antonyms: uproot (a tree, a habit, a practice): abrogate (a right, a privilege, a quality) Contrasted words: eradicate, extirpate, wipe, *exterminate2… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • establish — ► VERB 1) set up on a firm or permanent basis. 2) initiate or bring about. 3) (be established) be settled or accepted in a particular place or role. 4) show to be true or certain by determining the facts. 5) (established) recognized by the state… …   English terms dictionary

  • establish — verb 1 start/create sth ADVERB ▪ initially, originally ▪ The Internet was originally established by scientists to share information. ▪ formally ▪ The League was formally established in 1920 …   Collocations dictionary

  • establish */*/*/ — UK [ɪˈstæblɪʃ] / US verb [transitive] Word forms establish : present tense I/you/we/they establish he/she/it establishes present participle establishing past tense established past participle established 1) a) to make something start to exist or… …   English dictionary

  • establish — es|tab|lish W1S3 [ıˈstæblıʃ] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: establir, from Latin stabilire to make firm ] 1.) to start a company, organization, system, etc that is intended to exist or continue for a long time = ↑found ▪ The city… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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