[ in-sti-too-shuh-nl-iz-uh m, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌɪz əm, -ˈtyu- /
the system of institutions or organized societies devoted to public, charitable, or similar purposes.
strong attachment to established institutions, as of religion.
the policy or practice of using public institutions to house and care for people considered incapable of caring for themselves.
the belief or policy that a church must maintain institutions of education, welfare, etc., for its members.
Words nearby institutionalism
OTHER WORDS FROM institutionalismin·sti·tu·tion·al·ist, noun
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Protestants have always felt their affinity with this institutionalist, mystics with this disciplinarian.
The Christian institutionalist is the servant of a grand idea.
British Dictionary definitions for institutionalist
/ (ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəˌlɪzəm) /
the system of or belief in institutions
Derived forms of institutionalisminstitutionalist, noun
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