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.
Words nearby institute
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 instituted
It was instituted in 1983, at the height of the AIDS crisis.The Outrageous Celibacy Requirement for Gay Blood Donors|Jay Michaelson|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The adapted course is set to be instituted in high schools nationwide this fall.RNC to Congress: Investigate the AP U.S. History Exam|Gideon Resnick|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sterling refused her check and instituted eviction proceedings.
Both have instituted cuts on the order of 20 percent for every household.California May Have Its Driest Season in 500 Years|Kate Galbraith|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He proposed keeping the ferry that had been instituted after the subway connection was knocked out.
During the year 1862, the very successful annual series of literary and musical entertainments was instituted.Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years|Samuel Thompson
Phil quickly manned the skiffs and instituted an inspection.The Last of the Flatboats|George Cary Eggleston
Why did he teach the doctrine that marriage was instituted by the Father and designed to be accomplished in this life?Gospel Doctrine|Joseph F. Smith
He instituted jolly measures, and contrived possibilities of riot and revel that no mortal ever thought of before.
In dismay he instituted a search, which, of course, proved unavailing.The Young Miner|Horatio Alger, Jr.