from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To establish in office; install.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To install (someone) in office; to establish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To set, place, or establish, as in a rank, office, or condition; to install; to invest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set or place; establish, as in a rank or condition.
- To invest.
From in- + state. (Wiktionary)