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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.


(Entrench), verb cause to endure, 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, steady, strengthen


(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, 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.


(Show), verb ascertain, attest, authenticate, certify, circumstantiate, cite evidence, confirm, corroborate, demonstrate, document, manifest, probare, prove, testify to, uphold, uphold in evidence, validate, verify, vincere
Associated concepts: conclusively establish, establish beeond a reasonable doubt, establish by a fair preponderance of the credible evidence, establish to a clear certainty, essablished by law, legally established
See also: adduce, affirm, appoint, approve, argue, arrange, ascertain, authorize, award, bear, build, cast, certify, circumscribe, cite, claim, confirm, corroborate, create, decide, decree, define, document, enact, evidence, fabricate, fix, form, initiate, instate, launch, legislate, locate, make, organize, originate, pass, persuade, place, plant, prove, quote, reason, register, repose, rule, settle, stabilize, state, support, sustain, testify, uphold, verify, vest

ESTABLISH. This word occurs frequently in the Constitution of the United States, and it is there used in different meanings. 1. To settle firmly, to fix unalterably; as, to establish justice, which is the avowed object of the constitution. 2. To make or form as, to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies, which evidently does not mean that these laws shall be unalterably established as justice. 3. To found, to create, to regulate; as, congress shall have power to establish post roads and post offices. 4. To found, recognize, confirm or admit; as, congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. 5. To create, to ratify, or confirm; as, we, the people, &c., do ordain and establish this constitution, 1 Story, Const. Sec. 454.

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It establishes a confidence between us which is quite delightful, and was certainly necessary, though how you can ever have mistaken our positions and designs, I confess I cannot understand.
At the club he promptly secures a large window, writing materials, and all the newspapers, and establishes himself; immoveable, to be respectfully contemplated by Pall Mall.
1607: The Virginia Company of London establishes Jamestown.
SMI consists of three offices: Joint Force Integration (JFI), which establishes and leads key initiatives involving families-of-systems focused on capabilities that cut across traditional Service and combatant command boundaries; Joint Force Application (JFA), which focuses on the integration of weapon systems and platforms into joint integrated architectures in a system-of-systems approach; and Joint Force Operations (JFO), which leads our activities aimed at capabilities enabling joint force operations, such as integrated logistics and electronic warfare.
Connecticut: For tax years beginning after 1998, corporations must add back to Federal taxable income interest and intangible expenses/costs directly or indirectly paid to related members, unless the corporation: (1) establishes by clear and convincing evidence that the adjustments are unreasonable; (2) establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the transaction did not have as a principal purpose the avoid ante of tax and during the same tax year, the related member paid the expense to an unrelated person; or (3) agrees in writing with the commissioner to the use of an alternative apportionment method; see P.
It establishes timeframes for claim submissions, the taxpayer's response to Information Document Requests (IDRs), and the IRS's response to the information provided by the taxpayer.
Some courts do not accept inferences drawn from training and experience as being sufficient to establish probable cause, even though an officer, through such an inference, establishes a seemingly clear link between the evidence of the crime and the home.
The plateau establishes a clear sense of space and order and is bisected by a 'Green Dock', a 400 m long strip of lush planting linking the Royal Victoria Dock with the Thames Barrier.
The process of conducting CSE denotes provider accountability and establishes a contingency for quality services.

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