established established adj. 1. brought about or set up or accepted; especially long and widely accepted; as, distrust of established authority; a team established as a member of a major league; enjoyed his prestige as an established writer; an established precedent; the established Church. Contrasted with {unestablished}. [Narrower terms: {entrenched}; {implanted, planted, rooted}; {official}; {recognized}] [WordNet 1.5]

2. securely established; as, an established reputation.

Syn: firm. [WordNet 1.5]

3. settled securely and unconditionally.

Syn: accomplished, effected. [WordNet 1.5]

4. conforming with accepted standards. [WordNet 1.5]

5. shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt; as, the established facts in the case.

Syn: proved. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

6. (Bot.) introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation; -- of plants.

Syn: naturalized. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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