|Origin:||erectus, past participle of erigere 'to erect', from regere 'to lead straight, guide'|
to build something such as a building or wall:
an imposing town hall, erected in 1892
Police have erected barriers across the main roads into the town.
to fix all the pieces of something together, and put it in an upright position [= put up]:
It took a couple of hours to erect the tent.
to establish something such as a system or institution