verb (used with object), in·sti·tut·ed, in·sti·tut·ing.
- 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 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.
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Origin of institute
OTHER WORDS FROM institutere·in·sti·tute, verb (used with object), re·in·sti·tut·ed, re·in·sti·tut·ing.un·in·sti·tut·ed, adjectivewell-in·sti·tut·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for institute
He rebuffed calls to institute the death penalty, and his last term as governor ended in his defeat.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The institute put out new numbers just this past summer (PDF), and they are eye-popping.
The Institute for Inclusive Security commissioned her to write this article.Amid Unrest, Afghan Women Push For Role in Peace Process|Molly Raskin|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He helped set up an institute in Mexico aimed at improving wheat and corn production.
Numerous staffers insist that the only way forward is to institute policies that would encourage greater diversity.
The time had come for Beethoven to take his nephew from the home and institute of the Giannatasios.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
And did you receive a degree from the institute of higher commercial studies in Antwerp?Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
It was during his administration that the large building on Bleury Street, now occupied by the institute was acquired.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
Against these colonies it was not necessary to institute severe proceedings.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
Silvestre de Sacy, a member of the Institute at Paris, had made the following translation of it, which is divided into two parts.The Round Towers of Ireland|Henry O'Brien