Also especially British, in·sti·tu·tion·al·ise.
Origin of institutionalize
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Examples from the Web for institutionalization
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The thing that concerns me the most is the institutionalization of some of these policies.Laura Poitras on Snowden's Unrevealed Secrets
December 1, 2014
- (tr; often passive) to subject to the deleterious effects of confinement in an institutiona mental patient who was institutionalized into boredom and apathy
- (tr) to place in an institution
- to make or become an institution
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Word Origin and History for institutionalization
"to put into institutional life" (usually deprecatory), 1905; see institution. Related: Institutionalized. Earlier (1865) it meant "to make into an institution."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To place a person in the care of an institution, especially one providing care for the disabled or mentally ill.
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