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1‘the establishment of a democratic constitution’
setting up, start, getting going, initiation, institution, formation, founding, foundation, inception, creation, inauguration, organization, building, construction, installation
2‘her house was turned into a dressmaking establishment’
business, place of business, premises, firm, company, concern, enterprise, venture, organization, operation, undertaking, industry
factory, plant, house, shop, store, emporium, office, bureau, agency, franchise, practice, partnership, consortium, cooperative, corporation, conglomerate, group, combine, syndicate
informal outfit, set-up
3‘graduates of higher educational establishments’
institution, place, premises, foundation, institute
4the Establishment‘an irreverent comedy series that dared to poke fun at the Establishment’
the powers that be, the authorities, the system, the ruling class, the regime, bureaucracy, officialdom
the status quo, the prevailing political order, the prevailing social order
informal Big Brother
archaic the regimen
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