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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.
establish(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
establish(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.
establish(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.