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in·sti·tute

 (ĭn′stĭ-to͞ot′, -tyo͞ot′)
tr.v. in·sti·tut·ed, in·sti·tut·ing, in·sti·tutes
1.
a. To establish, organize, or introduce: institute wage and price controls. See Synonyms at establish.
b. To initiate; begin: institute a search for the missing hikers.
2. To establish or invest (someone) in an office or position.
n.
1. An organization founded to promote a cause: a cancer research institute.
2.
a. An educational institution, especially one for the instruction of technical subjects.
b. The building or buildings housing such an institution.
3. A usually short, intensive workshop or seminar on a specific subject.
4. Archaic
a. A principle or rudiment of a particular subject.
b. institutes A digest of or commentary on such principles or rudiments, especially a legal abstract.

[Middle English instituten, from Latin īnstituere, īnstitūt-, to establish : in-, in; see in-2 + statuere, to set up; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

in′sti·tut′er, in′sti·tu′tor n.
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Olof Stephansson of the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology, Karolinska Instituter, Stockholm, and his associates.
Christ himself, the instituter and perfecter of the most holy sacraments, merited for us by his passion the grace that would perfect natural love, strengthen the unbreakable unity [indissolubilem unitatem confirmaret] and sanctify the spouses.
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