What does establishment mean?

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Noun
  1. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
  2. The state of being established, founded, etc.; fixed state.
  3. That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence.
  4. (slang) The establishment: the ruling class or authority group in a society; especially, an entrenched authority dedicated to preserving the status quo. Sometimes capitalized: the Establishment.
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Knew the Jampot well. I spent many an afternoon while I was beaking school in that fine establishment.
A land of green fields for crop cultivation and cattle rearing limits the space available for the establishment of native wild species.
With the establishment of the Abbasid dynasty, a new epoch in Arabian poetry began.
Ibadan long had a feud with Abeokuta, but on the establishment of the British protectorate the intertribal wars were stopped.
Ten years ago, Frank Buono, a retired employee of the National Park Service, objected to the cross, saying it violated the establishment clause.
The Presbyterians, and other fanatics that dangle after them, are well inclined to pull down the present establishment.

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