To set up, begin or introduce; such as a law or policy.
Congress will establish a viable policy.
by Tropane May 17, 2006
establish is not to create regulations on cruise ships or treaties.
Wooster AK is not topical on the word establish.
by Urban Dictionary Staff March 3, 2004
to set up for oneself
to ratify a treaty
to make a law
by Dr.Vadnel January 22, 2004
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
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
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
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