institute

[ in-sti-toot, -tyoot ]
/ ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut /

verb (used with object), in·sti·tut·ed, in·sti·tut·ing.

noun

Origin of institute

1275–1325; Middle English < Latin institūtus past participle of instituere to set, put up, establish, equivalent to in- in-2 + -stitū- (combining form of statū-, stem of statuere to make stand) + -tus past participle suffix

Related forms

re·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
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British Dictionary definitions for institutes (1 of 3)

institutes

/ (ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːts) /

pl n

a digest or summary, esp of laws

British Dictionary definitions for institutes (2 of 3)

Institutes

/ (ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːts) /

pl n

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
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

British Dictionary definitions for institutes (3 of 3)

institute

/ (ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt) /

verb (tr)

to organize; establish
to initiateto institute a practice
to establish in a position or office; induct
(foll by in or into) to install (a clergyman) in a church

noun

Derived Forms

institutor or instituter, noun

Word Origin for institute

C16: from Latin instituere, from statuere to place, stand
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