[ in-sti-too-shuh n, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu- /
an organization, establishment, foundation, society, or the like, devoted to the promotion of a particular cause or program, especially one of a public, educational, or charitable character: This college is the best institution of its kind.
the building devoted to such work.
a public or private place for the care or confinement of inmates, especially mental patients or other persons with physical or mental disabilities.
Sociology. a well-established and structured pattern of behavior or of relationships that is accepted as a fundamental part of a culture, as marriage: the institution of the family.
any established law, custom, etc.
any familiar, long-established person, thing, or practice; fixture.
the act of instituting or setting up; establishment: the institution of laws.
- the origination of the Eucharist, and enactment of its observance, by Christ.
- the investment of a member of the clergy with a spiritual charge.
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Origin of institution
OTHER WORDS FROM institutioncoun·ter·in·sti·tu·tion, nounnon·in·sti·tu·tion, nounre·in·sti·tu·tion, noun
Words nearby institution
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British Dictionary definitions for reinstitution
/ (ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən) /
the act of instituting
an organization or establishment founded for a specific purpose, such as a hospital, church, company, or college
the building where such an organization is situated
an established custom, law, or relationship in a society or community
Also called: institutional investor a large organization, such as an insurance company, bank, or pension fund, that has substantial sums to invest on a stock exchange
informal a constant feature or practiceJones' drink at the bar was an institution
the appointment or admission of an incumbent to an ecclesiastical office or pastoral charge
Christian theol the creation of a sacrament by Christ, esp the Eucharist
Derived forms of institutioninstitutionary, adjective
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