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 8, 2005
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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
by tumelo January 8, 2019
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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 17, 2006
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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 5, 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 9, 2008
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to be in a perfect state; to be ultimatly happy; to be drunk or high; to fuck a girl

Wow! I am so established right now
Damn! I wish I could just establish with her!
by the three amigos October 26, 2007
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