- to set up; establish; organize: to institute a government.
- to inaugurate; initiate; start: to institute a new course in American literature.
- to set in operation: to institute a lawsuit.
- to bring into use or practice: to institute laws.
- to establish in an office or position.
- Ecclesiastical. to assign to or invest with a spiritual charge, as of a parish.
- a society or organization for carrying on a particular work, as of a literary, scientific, or educational character.
- the building occupied by such a society.
- an institution, generally beyond the secondary school level, devoted to instruction in technical subjects, usually separate but sometimes organized as a part of a university.
- a unit within a university organized for advanced instruction and research in a relatively narrow field of subject matter.
- a short instructional program set up for a special group interested in a specialized field or subject.
- an established principle, law, custom, or organization.
- an elementary textbook of law designed for beginners.
- (initial capital letter)Also called Institutes of Justinian.an elementary treatise on Roman law in four books, forming one of the four divisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis.
- something instituted.
Origin of institute
Examples from the Web for instituted
It was instituted in 1983, at the height of the AIDS crisis.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors
November 22, 2014
The adapted course is set to be instituted in high schools nationwide this fall.RNC to Congress: Investigate the AP U.S. History Exam
August 14, 2014
Sterling refused her check and instituted eviction proceedings.Killed by Donald Sterling’s Racism
May 14, 2014
Both have instituted cuts on the order of 20 percent for every household.California May Have Its Driest Season in 500 Years
January 24, 2014
He proposed keeping the ferry that had been instituted after the subway connection was knocked out.Weiner’s Desperate Rockaway Trip
August 1, 2013
It need hardly be said that a searching inquiry was instituted.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
This style of promenading has been instituted by the young lovers of Southern towns.The Fortune of the Rougons
This hospital was instituted in 1745 for sick and lame patients.Hampstead and Marylebone
Geraldine Edith Mitton
Immediately, as if nothing but her eye had prevented it theretofore, the search was instituted.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
All these actions are instituted by them; these bonds are all in their hands.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)
Charles James Lever
- to organize; establish
- to initiateto institute a practice
- to establish in a position or office; induct
- (foll by in or into) to install (a clergyman) in a church
- an organization founded for particular work, such as education, promotion of the arts, or scientific research
- the building where such an organization is situated
- something instituted, esp a rule, custom, or precedent
Word Origin and History for instituted
1510s, "purpose, design," from institute (v.). From 1540s as "an established law." The sense of "organization, society" is from 1828, borrowed from French Institut national des Sciences et des Arts, established 1795 to replace the royal academies, from Latin institutum, neuter past participle of instituere.
early 14c., "to establish in office, appoint," from Latin institutus, past participle of instituere "to set up," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + statuere "establish, to cause to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand," with derivatives meaning "place or thing that is standing" (see stet). General sense of "set up, found, introduce" first attested late 15c. Related: Instituted; instituting.