[in-sti-toot, -tyoot] /ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut/
verb (used with object), instituted, instituting.
to set up; establish; organize:
to institute a government.
to inaugurate; initiate; start:
to institute a new course in American literature.
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 established principle, law, custom, or organization.
a digest or summary, esp of laws
an introduction to legal study in ancient Rome, compiled by order of Justinian and divided into four books forming part of the Corpus Juris Civilis
short for Institutes of the Christian Religion, the book by Calvin, completed in 1536 and constituting the basic statement of the Reformed faith, that repudiates papal authority and postulates the doctrines of justification by faith alone and predestination
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
early 14c., “to establish in office, appoint,” from Latin institutus, past participle of instituere “to set up,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + statuere “establish, to cause to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand,” with derivatives meaning “place or thing that is standing” (see stet). General sense of “set up, found, introduce” first attested late 15c. Related: Instituted; instituting.
1510s, “purpose, design,” from institute (v.). From 1540s as “an established law.” The sense of “organization, society” is from 1828, borrowed from French Institut national des Sciences et des Arts, established 1795 to replace the royal academies, from Latin institutum, neuter past participle of instituere.
[in-sti-too-ter, -tyoo-] /ˈɪn stɪˌtu tər, -ˌtyu-/ noun 1. . [in-sti-too-ter, -tyoo-] /ˈɪn stɪˌtu tər, -ˌtyu-/ noun 1. a person who institutes or founds. 2. Protestant Episcopal Church. a person who institutes a minister into a parish or church.
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[in-sti-toot, -tyoot] /ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut/ verb (used with object), instituted, instituting. 1. to set up; establish; organize: to institute a government. 2. to inaugurate; initiate; start: to institute a new course in American literature. 3. to set in operation: to institute a lawsuit. 4. to bring into use or practice: to institute laws. 5. to […]
[verb in-suhlt; noun in-suhlt] /verb ɪnˈsʌlt; noun ˈɪn sʌlt/ verb (used with object) 1. to treat or speak to insolently or with contemptuous rudeness; affront. 2. to affect as an affront; offend or demean. 3. Archaic. to attack; assault. verb (used without object) 4. Archaic. to behave with insolent triumph; exult contemptuously (usually followed by […]