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institutionary

[ in-sti-too-shuh-ner-ee, -tyoo- ]

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of institutionary1

First recorded in 1640–50; institution + -ary

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Example Sentences

The former are dramatic or imitative, the latter institutionary.

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

They are didactic, to preserve the myth, or institutionary, to keep alive the discipline and forms of the church.

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