A broad political term usually used to describe the power structure that includes, but is not limited to, the mainstream media, the permanent state, and a host of politicians and politically connected people which work to keep the status quo, especially as it pertains to the warfare state.
"Every Establishment news outlet will be for every war" - Jimmy Dore
"The Establishment is so petrified, including Romney, that we could actually win a war, and that we could actually end a war" - Rand Paul
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A generic word referring to the men upstairs, the ones in smart suits who wear ties. They run corporations and burn down rainforests.
"I'd say poke the establishment, but that sounds too cute and cuddly"
-Liza Oleinik
by The G December 05, 2003
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The world as we know it. Where sex is thought to be dirty. They say it's not but there actions speak louder than words. Antilove laws ect. Where you work like a robot to make enough money to eat and to raise some kids who will blame you for all the trouble in there life. And where money is worshiped.
by Deep blue 2012 March 19, 2010
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A term used by establishment baby boomers to convince naive people that they are outsiders.
by Joe Iron February 08, 2008
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The system in which the Man holds us down. It is an intricate network of codes and regulations, involving everything from taxes that get spent in all the wrong places to phone banks where nobody even works. There are players for "the Establishment" everywhere, so do not let people know that you are aware of it.
by rob March 08, 2005
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To set up, begin or introduce; such as a law or policy.
Congress will establish a viable policy.
by Tropane May 16, 2006
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To create. One is only able to establish something once, for once something is established, it cannot be established a second time.
New York City was established when it became a city; New York City was not established when the Erie Canal became successful.
by Dr. Oxford November 24, 2004
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