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Establishment, the

the institutions, and the holders of élite positions within them, popularly regarded as constituting the culturally and politically dominant sector of society, especially members of traditionally dominant groups. Used particularly in the 1950s and 60s, it is now a term in general use, without any precise sociological meaning. Generally, it is seen as including the monarchy and the peerage, members of government and top civil servants, the Conservative Party as a whole, leading London-based members of top professions, old boys of leading public schools and Oxford and Cambridge, and so on. Sometimes leading Labour politicians, trade-union leaders, press barons, etc, are also included. Compare UPPER CLASS.
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The petitioner has stated that on September 14, 2017, the court had directed the Establishment Division to consider his promotion to grade 22, however, the Establishment Division did nothing.
To be a member of the establishment you must spout the ideology of "democratic capitalism," the notion that America can and should remake the rest of the world in its own image.
Under the bill, the consumers will not be required to pay the parking fee if they can present receipt or proper validation that proves they patronized the establishment.
The PCBS said 144,964 of the establishments were operating and 4,140 were not.
ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2012 (Balochistan Times): The PML-N has decided to part ways with the establishment in view of preparedness of general elections.
Islamabad, February 20, 2012 (Frontier Star): The PML-N has decided to part ways with the establishment in view of preparedness of general elections.
The discussion should identify that a new, general food defense plan is being mailed directly to the establishment management, and that another food defense plan survey will follow in December.
Davis and Haltiwanger (1989) also analyze secular trends at the establishment level.
Her narratives so crisp, she brings to wrenching life the abuse of blacks by the establishment.
If there is more than one promoter, then usually they will appoint a single representative to effect the establishment process.
The occurrence of repeat violations at an establishment is direct evidence that the establishment has not responded effectively to a previous citation.