[ in-sti-too-shuh-ner-ee, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃəˌnɛr i, -ˈtyu- /


of or relating to an institution or institutions; institutional.
of or relating to institution, especially ecclesiastical institution.

Origin of institutionary

First recorded in 1640–50; institution + -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for institutionary

  • In any ordinary meaning of his words, he regarded them both as institutionary.

    The Religious Sentiment|Daniel G. Brinton
  • They are didactic, to preserve the myth, or institutionary, to keep alive the discipline and forms of the church.

    The Religious Sentiment|Daniel G. Brinton