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Establish, 1) to settle, to fix: “e. him in his true sense again,” Err. IV, 4, 51. “one raised in blood, and one in blood --ed,” R3 V, 3, 247.
2) to enact, ordain, appoint: “thy --ed edict,” LLL I, 1, 262. Merch. IV, 1, 219. H5 I, 2, 50. H6B III, 1, 317. Cor. I, 1, 85.
3) to make or appoint by decree: “we were --ed the people's magistrates,” Cor. III, 1, 201. “to e. Caesar as a king,” Caes. I, 3, 86.
4) to confirm, to ratify: “to e. here a peace,” H4B IV, 1, 86. H6A V, 3, 92.
5) to bestow by a settlement of inheritance: “we will e. our estate upon our eldest,” Mcb. I, 4, 37.
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