Definition of Establish

This word occurs frequently in the Constitution of the United States, and it is there used in different meanings: (1) To settle firmly, to fix unalterably; as to establish justice, which is the avowed object of the Constitution. (2) To make or form; as to establish uniform laws governing naturalization or bankruptcy. (3) To found, to create, to regulate; as: "Congress shall have power to establish post-offices.” (4) To found, recognize, confirm, or admit; as: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” See Establishment clause. (5) To create, to ratify, or confirm, as: “We, the people. . . do ordain and establish this Constitution.” Ware v. U. S., 71 U.S. (4 Wall.) 617, 18 L.Ed. 389.

To settle, make or fix firmly; place on a permanent footing; found; create; put beyond doubt or dispute; prove; convince. Wells Lamont Corp. v. Bowles, Em.App., 149 F.2d 364, 366. To enact permanently. To bring about or into existence.

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