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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: erectus, past participle of erigere 'to erect', from regere 'to lead straight, guide'


2 verb
erect2 [transitive]
1TBC formal 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.
2 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.
3 to establish something such as a system or institution
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