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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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Jaroslav the Wise, son and successor of Volodymyr, provided for the election of the first indigenous metropolitan, Hilarion, in 1050, establishing by this act the autonomy of the Ruthenian or Ukrainian Church in the Kievan metropolitanate from the political and ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Byzantium.
The Medicare program has recognized the positive attributes of establishing the less costly alternative to acute care and has made the establishment of such facilities attractive.
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This is an important step in establishing your own media contacts.
Forty-six states currently require or are in the process of establishing a requirement that state government financial statements be presented in accordance with GAAP," said the commissioner.

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