Enough of the practice and of the traditions is left to make it an easy task to reinstitute all the important parts of the custom.
It seems likely that these were endeavours to reinstitute ancient privileges rather than to create new.
The proposal of M. de Laveleye to reinstitute a national dress is, for this reason, a foolish and inartistic one.
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.
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.