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Definitions of institution

  1. a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an organization founded and united for a specific purpose Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society; "the institution of marriage"; "the institution of slavery"; "he had become an institution in the theater" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Instruction; education. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The act or ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice, by which the care of souls is committed to his charge. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That which instituted or established Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Established order, method, or custom; enactment; ordinance; permanent form of law or polity. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. An established or organized society or corporation; an establishment, especially of a public character, or affecting a community; a foundation; as, a literary institution; a charitable institution; also, a building or the buildings occupied or used by such organization; as, the Smithsonian Institution. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Anything forming a characteristic and persistent feature in social or national life or habits. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. That which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The act of establishing; that which is established; an organized body or society for promoting a particular object; the building where such a society meets; an establishment, especially one of public character; as, an almshouse is a charitable institution. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Institutional. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A building or establishment for the promotion of some literary, educational, scientific, or philanthropic purpose. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. The act of instituting or establishing: that which is instituted or established: foundation: established order: enactment: a society established for some object: that which institutes or instructs: a system of principles or rules. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Foundation; establishment; established system; society. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. That which is instituted; an established order. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A corporate body, or the building occupied by it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The act of instituting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Institutor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The act of instituting; that which is instituted; establishment; enactment; law; foundation; education; instruction; a society established for promoting any object, public or social; the act or ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. That which is prescribed or founded by authority; an establishment, public or social; a system or society established for promoting a particular object; the ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. Instituting; establishment (of person) in cure of souls; established law, custom, or practice; (colloq., of person &c.) familiar object; organization for promotion of some public object; building used by this. Hence institutional a. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. [L.], sometimes called also Investiture. Verbal admission of a clerk to a benefice by the bishop. See Collation. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  28. n. Act of instituting; —establishment ; foundation ;—instruction ; education;— act or ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice ;—established order or method, or custom ; enactment ; ordinance ; —an established or organised society. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. Act of establishing ; establishment, settlement; positive law; education. Complete Dictionary
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