KJV Dictionary Definition: establish


ESTAB'LISH, v.t. L. stabilio; Heb. to set, fix, establish.

1. To set and fix firmly or unalterably; to settle permanently.

I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant. Gen.17.

2. To found permanently; to erect and fix or settle; as, to establish a colony or an empire.

3. To enact or decree by authority and for permanence; to ordain; to appoint; as, to establish laws, regulations, institutions, rules, ordinances, &c.

4. To settle or fix; to confirm; as, to establish a person, society or corporation, in possessions or privileges.

5. To make firm; to confirm; to ratify what has been previously set or made.

Do we then make void the law through faith?

God forbid; yea, we establish the law. Rom.3.

6. To settle or fix what is wavering, doubtful or weak; to confirm.

So were the churches established in the faith. Acts.16.

To the end he may establish your hearts unblamable in

holiness. l Thess.3.

7. To confirm; to fulfill; to make good.

Establish thy word to thy servant. Ps.119. 8. To set up in the place of another and confirm.

Who go about to establish their own righteousness. Rom.10.


ESTAB'LISHED, pp. Set; fixed firmly; founded; ordained; enacted; ratified; confirmed.


ESTAB'LISHER, n. He who establishes, ordains or confirms.


ESTAB'LISHING, ppr. Fixing; settling permanently; founding; ratifying; confirming; ordaining.


ESTAB'LISHMENT, n. The act of establishing, founding, ratifying or ordaining.

1. Settlement;; fixed state.

2. Confirmation; ratification of what has been settled or made.

3. Settled regulation; form; ordinance; system of laws; constitution of government.

Bring in that establishment by which all men should be contained in duty.

4. Fixed or stated allowance for subsistence; income; salary.

His excellency--might gradually lessen your establishment.

5. That which is fixed or established; as a permanent military force, a fixed garrison, a local government, an agency, a factory, &c. The king has establishments to support, in the four quarters of the globe.

6. The episcopal form of religion, so called in England.

7. Settlement or final rest.

We set up our hopes and establishment here.