- the origination of the Eucharist, and enactment of its observance, by Christ.
- the investment of a member of the clergy with a spiritual charge.
- institutional investor,
Origin of institution
Examples from the Web for institution
“The institution of marraige [sic] is under attack in our society and it needs to be strengthened,” Bush wrote.
Because the shop was emblematic of that peculiar Italian institution known as La Faccia: i.e. presenting the best face possible.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A TNR alum dives deep in what happened with the 100-year-old institution.
Any institution striving to examine such an iconic figure would find formidable challenges.
He could get SSI income and Medicaid if he were living in an institution.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She represented, not the institution of the family, but the institution of the Church.Woman in Modern Society|Earl Barnes
On the other hand, it is maintained that there is an abundant field for both day school and institution.The Deaf|Harry Best
The main question, the institution of a Senate, was not seriously debated.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
It had been almost a year since I had left the Romish institution.The Demands of Rome|Elizabeth Schoffen
The “institution” is even more odious under Mormon than Mohammed.The Wild Huntress|Mayne Reid
c.1400, "action of establishing or founding (a system of government, a religious order, etc.)," from Old French institucion "foundation; thing established," from Latin institutionem (nominative institutio) "disposition, arrangement; instruction, education," noun of state from institutus (see institute). Meaning "established law or practice" is from 1550s. Meaning "establishment or organization for the promotion of some charity" is from 1707.