verb (used with object), in·sti·tut·ed, in·sti·tut·ing.
- 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 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.
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Origin of institute
OTHER WORDS FROM institutere·in·sti·tute, verb (used with object), re·in·sti·tut·ed, re·in·sti·tut·ing.un·in·sti·tut·ed, adjectivewell-in·sti·tut·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for institute
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.
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