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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  or  firm;  to  fix  immovably  or  firmly;  to  set 
  (a  thing)  in  a  place  and  make  it  stable  there  to  settle; 
  to  confirm. 
 
  So  were  the  churches  established  in  the  faith. 
  --Acts  xvi.  5. 
 
  The  best  established  tempers  can  scarcely  forbear 
  being  borne  down  --Burke. 
 
  Confidence  which  must  precede  union  could  be 
  established  only  by  consummate  prudence  and 
  self-control.  --Bancroft. 
 
  2.  To  appoint  or  constitute  for  permanence,  as  officers, 
  laws,  regulations,  etc.;  to  enact;  to  ordain. 
 
  By  the  consent  of  all  we  were  established  The 
  people's  magistrates.  --Shak. 
 
  Now  O  king,  establish  the  decree,  and  sign  the 
  writing,  that  it  be  not  changed.  --Dan.  vi  8. 
 
  3.  To  originate  and  secure  the  permanent  existence  of  to 
  found  to  institute;  to  create  and  regulate;  --  said  of  a 
  colony,  a  state,  or  other  institutions. 
 
  He  hath  established  it  [the  earth],  he  created  it 
  not  in  vain,  he  formed  it  to  be  inhabited.  --Is. 
  xlv.  18. 
 
  Woe  to  him  that  buildeth  a  town  with  blood,  and 
  establisheth  a  city  by  iniquity!  --Hab.  ii  12. 
 
  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. 




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