es‧tab‧lished W3 [only before noun]
1 already in use or existing for a long period of time:
Competition from established businesses can be formidable.
well-established teaching methods
By 1969 the civil rights movement was already an established fact.
Every once in a while, the established order (=people who rule) is overthrown.
2 known to do a particular job well, because you have done it for a long time:
an established professor of French literature

established church/religion

especially British English the official church or religion in a particular country

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