institution

[ in-sti-too-shuh n, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu- /

noun


Nearby words

  1. instinctively,
  2. instinctual,
  3. institute,
  4. instituter,
  5. institutes,
  6. institutional,
  7. institutional investor,
  8. institutionalism,
  9. institutionalization,
  10. institutionalize

Origin of institution

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin institūtiōn- (stem of institūtiō). See institute, -ion

Related formscoun·ter·in·sti·tu·tion, nounnon·in·sti·tu·tion, nounre·in·sti·tu·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for institution

institution

/ (ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən) /

noun

Derived Formsinstitutionary, adjective

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Word Origin and History for institution

institution

n.

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.

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