to set in operation: to institute a lawsuit.
to bring into use or practice: to institute laws.
to establish in an office or position.
Ecclesiastical. to assign to or invest with a spiritual charge, as of a parish.
a society or organization for carrying on a particular work, as of a literary, scientific, or educational character.
the building occupied by such a society.
an institution, generally beyond the secondary school level, devoted to instruction in technical subjects, usually separate but sometimes organized as a part of a university.
a unit within a university organized for advanced instruction and research in a relatively narrow field of subject matter.
a short instructional program set up for a special group interested in a specialized field or subject.
an established principle, law, custom, or organization.
an elementary textbook of law designed for beginners.
(initial capital letter)Also called Institutes of Justinian. an elementary treatise on Roman law in four books, forming one of the four divisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis.
- re·in·sti·tute, verb (used with object), re·in·sti·tut·ed, re·in·sti·tut·ing.
- un·in·sti·tut·ed, adjective
- well-in·sti·tut·ed, adjective
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How to use institute in a sentence
“We’re losing some of the tools that we have to control the epidemic,” said Tyra Grove Krause, scientific director of the institute, which has begun sequencing every positive coronavirus test to check for mutations.Denmark is sequencing all coronavirus samples and has an alarming view of the U.K. variant | Michael Birnbaum, Martin Selsoe Sorensen | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
“Preliminary data from Denmark also indicate that the growth rate for this variant is 70% higher than for other variants,” the institute said.We may have only weeks to act before a variant coronavirus dominates the US | Stephanie Arnett | January 13, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
The information about the new variant is limited to its genetic make-up, and it’s difficult to immediately determine how infectious the strain is or the effectiveness of current vaccines against it, the institute said.
Not long after, in 2009, Green took the helm of the research institute.30 years since the Human Genome Project began, what’s next? | WIRED | January 1, 2021 | Ars Technica
On top of the overcrowding, incarcerated people often need to be accompanied by staff to make phone calls, shower, eat and do other things, said Wanda Bertram, communication strategist for Prison Policy Initiative, a nonpartisan research institute.San Diego’s Many Jail Outbreaks Have These Factors in Common | Maya Srikrishnan | December 2, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Enough of the practice and of the traditions is left to make it an easy task to reinstitute all the important parts of the custom.Domesticated Animals | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
It seems likely that these were endeavours to reinstitute ancient privileges rather than to create new.The Customs of Old England | F. J. Snell
The proposal of M. de Laveleye to reinstitute a national dress is, for this reason, a foolish and inartistic one.A Review of the Systems of Ethics Founded on the Theory of Evolution | C. M. Williams
British Dictionary definitions for institute
to organize; establish
to initiate: to institute a practice
to establish in a position or office; induct
(foll by in or into) to install (a clergyman) in a church
an organization founded for particular work, such as education, promotion of the arts, or scientific research
the building where such an organization is situated
something instituted, esp a rule, custom, or precedent
- institutor or instituter, noun
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