/ ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːts /

plural noun

  1. an introduction to legal study in ancient Rome, compiled by order of Justinian and divided into four books forming part of the Corpus Juris Civilis
  2. short for Institutes of the Christian Religion , the book by Calvin, completed in 1536 and constituting the basic statement of the Reformed faith, that repudiates papal authority and postulates the doctrines of justification by faith alone and predestination



/ ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːts /

plural noun

  1. a digest or summary, esp of laws

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A top National Institutes of Health official called the quarantines “draconian.”

Major financial institutes, including JP Morgan, ceased doing business with the IOR in 2012 because of a lack of transparency.

The National Institutes of Health distributes $24 billion annually in federal research grants.

He spent the rest of his life there, founding art institutes and centers, charitable organizations, and even a baseball team.

According to Wold, the National Institutes of Health has spent less than $2 million on studying cluster headaches in 25 years.

Carpenter were the leaders, and this is claimed to have been the origin of Mechanics' Institutes.

This variety of manner in the payment of vows, was suited to the circumstances of the Church under the Levitical institutes.

Professional institutes and clubs also serve to increase the sum of general learning.

As a teacher, she had taken advantage of excursion rates to the great National Teachers' Institutes.

When he was completing his "Institutes," he passed days without eating and nights without sleeping.


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