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.
- re·in·sti·tute, verb (used with object), re·in·sti·tut·ed, re·in·sti·tut·ing.
- un·in·sti·tut·ed, adjective
- well-in·sti·tut·ed, adjective
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How to use institute in a sentence
The institute is tapped into a community network, where about 200 people contribute with the help of special toilets that separate urine from poo.Your pee could be the golden ticket to a greener world | Ula Chrobak | November 19, 2020 | Popular-Science
One of the pillars of this institute will also be to combine the research mission with training mathematicians how to communicate outside of their own bubble.
This institute is part of the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine.Handwriting beats typing when it comes to taking class notes | Diane Lincoln | November 11, 2020 | Science News For Students
I was speaking to a small class of game design students at a media institute in central Johannesburg, delivering a lecture on how to translate images into narrative, when I felt the first text vibrate against my chest.
The research institute, formed of a partnership between the London School of Economics and global asset managers, was founded to assess and assist corporations as the world transitions to a zero-carbon economy.The world’s fossil fuel giants are missing global targets on climate change | eamonbarrett | October 8, 2020 | Fortune
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many publicly held firms instituted mandatory retirement ages of 65 or 70.Don’t Count Rupert Murdoch Out Yet: Why The Magnate Hasn’t Given Up on Time Warner | Daniel Gross | July 16, 2014 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He also instituted primary schools in every commune, and started an cole Normale for the training of teachers.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
An inquiry was instituted; but the result not only disappointed but utterly confounded the accusers.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
This military body, consisting of trained captives, was first instituted by the third Amurath, in 1362.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Had it not been for the Everlasting Covenant, the rite of sacrifice had not been instituted, and a priesthood had not been.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
British Dictionary definitions for institute
to organize; establish
to initiate: to 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
- institutor or instituter, noun
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