Long-standing meaning

lôngstăndĭng, lŏng-
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Having continued for a long time.

A long-standing custom.

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Having persisted for an extended period of time.

After many years the longstanding disagreement broke into open legal action.

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Having existed for a long time.
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Having been done for so long so as to become convention.

Long-standing custom calls for referring to the town chairman as mayor, even though we don't have a mayor.

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Of long duration or existence.

A long-standing friendship.

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Origin of long-standing