[ in-sti-too-tiv, -tyoo- ]
/ ˈɪn stɪˌtu tɪv, -ˌtyu- /
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tending or intended to institute or establish.
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OTHER WORDS FROM institutivein·sti·tu·tive·ly, adverbun·in·sti·tu·tive, adjectiveun·in·sti·tu·tive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for institutive
/ (ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːtɪv) /
concerned with instituting and establishing
established by custom or law
Derived forms of institutiveinstitutively, adverb
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