Definition of established in English:


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  • 1Having been in existence for a long time and therefore recognized and generally accepted.

    ‘the ceremony was an established event in the annual calendar’
    • ‘an established artist’
    • ‘As a firmly established principle of Community law it may be used to challenge Community action and also State action.’
    • ‘It includes work from emerging and more established artists from across Europe.’
    • ‘Other, more established artists who get marginalized at larger conventions got the star attention they deserve.’
    • ‘Why this was not an already established practice is a mystery to critics.’
    • ‘Great store was placed on the retention of previously established practices and it was deliberate policy to foster traditional loyalties.’
    • ‘They offer more hardware and warranty per dollar than do the more established brands.’
    • ‘Free trade, like free love, poses a threat to the established order.’
    accepted, traditional, orthodox, habitual, confirmed, entrenched, set, fixed, official, settled, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate
    well known, recognized, acclaimed, esteemed, acknowledged
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    1. 1.1(of a plant) having taken root; growing well.
      ‘thick, established plants can be pruned by cutting out about one third of all stems’
      • ‘Balanced granular fertiliser can be applied around all established plants in spring.’
      • ‘Protect blossom on established trees from frost at night with sheets of polythene, netting, or even newspaper.’
  • 2(of a church or religion) recognized by the government as the national church or religion.

    ‘America had no established Church’
    • ‘The disestablishment of the Church is not a radical proposal; an established Church is an anachronism.’
    • ‘So even setting aside the religious or constitutional objections to an established church and a national religion of any kind, the case for disestablishment on this premise alone is as valid as it was a century ago.’
    • ‘He believed in religious toleration but supported an established church, the Anglican Communion.’



/əˈstabliSHt/ /əˈstæblɪʃt/ /eˈstabliSHt/ /ɛˈstæblɪʃt/


    the Established Church
    • The Church of England or of Scotland.

      ‘Neither the Established Church nor the clergy at a local level really wished for change, but it is obvious that something had to happen.’
      • ‘By an act of 1560, Roman Catholicism was proscribed in Scotland and the Established Church became Presbyterian.’
      • ‘Both wrote church music; both wrote for the Established Church in the UK.’