Definition of established in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈstablɪʃt/


1Having existed or done something for a long time and therefore recognized and generally accepted: the ceremony was an established event in the annual calendar an established artist
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  • 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.
accepted, traditional, orthodox, habitual, confirmed, entrenched, set, fixed, official, settled, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterate;
usual, customary, common, normal, general, prevailing, accustomed, familiar, wonted, popular, expected, routine, regular, typical, conventional, mainstream, standard, stock
well known, recognized, acclaimed, esteemed, acknowledged;
respected, respectable, famous, prominent, noted, renowned
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
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  • 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 state as the national Church or religion: America had no established Church
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  • 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.


the Established Church

The Church of England or of Scotland.
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  • 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.

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