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  • n. A person who establishes something

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who establishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who establishes, in any sense.


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  • The number eight being the first cube of an even number, and the double of the first square, seemed to be an emblem of the steadfast and immovable power of this god, who from thence has the names of Asphalius and Gaeiochus, that is, the establisher and stayer of the earth.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Gaeiochus, that is, the establisher and stayer of the earth.

    The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch; being parts of the "Lives" of Plutarch, edited for boys and girls

  • O, grand establisher of the Holy Holiday of Halloween, we salute you!

    Halloween at Public School!

  • The wonderful Bank, of which he was the chief projector, establisher, and manager, was the latest of the many Merdle wonders.

    Little Dorrit

  • The sphere of (naturally) released nirvana, the great spontaneous establisher (of all appearances – this is) the deepest truth, pure from the start.

    A Precious Garland for the Four Themes (of Gampopa)

  • Fathi Yakan, a follower of Sayyid Qutb, is believed to be the main establisher of the new Front, which brings together major Sunni organizations from all parts of Lebanon which altogether include several thousand members, aiming to “fill an existing gap” and “create an authoritative body for the Sunnis in Lebanon”, that will “work in co-operation with the other authoritative bodies”.

    Smacking Around the Bigots, the Jeffersonian Way « Whatever

  • If Nebuchadnezzar had written his memoirs, he would have included the following information: “King of Babylon; owner of massive wealth; commander of an unstoppable army that conquered the known world; establisher of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world—the beautiful hanging gardens.”

    Puzzlements & Predicaments of the Bible

  • Life, he himself said once, (his biografiend, in fact, kills him verysoon, if yet not, after) is a wake, livit or krikit, and on the bunk of our bread-winning lies the cropse of our seedfather, a phrase which the establisher of the world by law might pretinately write across the chestfront of all manorwombanborn.

    Finnegans Wake

  • And to come to some particular example I say, that among other things that have to be considered by an establisher of a Republic is to examine into whose hands he places the authority of blood [death] over its own Citizens.


  • An establisher of a Republic therefore ought so to organize it that it is possible to accuse every citizen without any fear and without any suspicion: and this being done, and well carried out, he should severely punish the calumniators, who cannot complain if they are punished, they having places open to them to hear the accusations of those who had caluminated them in private.



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