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 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.
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
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 establish in an office or […]
noun 1. 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. 2. the building devoted to such work. 3. a public or private place for the care or […]
[in-sti-too-shuh-nl-ahyz, -tyoo-] /ˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌaɪz, -ˈtyu-/ verb (used with object), institutionalized, institutionalizing. 1. to make institutional. 2. to make into or treat as an institution: the danger of institutionalizing racism. 3. to place or confine in an institution, especially one for the care of mental illness, alcoholism, etc. institutionalize /ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive; often […]
verb (used with object) 1. to furnish with knowledge, especially by a systematic method; teach; train; educate. 2. to furnish with orders or directions; direct; order; command: The doctor instructed me to diet. 3. to furnish with information; inform; apprise. 4. Law. (of a judge) to guide (a jury) by outlining the legal principles involved […]