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in·sti·tu·tion

 (ĭn′stĭ-to͞o′shən, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. The act of instituting: the institution of reforms.
2.
a. A custom, practice, relationship, or behavioral pattern of importance in the life of a community or society: the institutions of marriage and the family.
b. Informal One long associated with a specified place, position, or function.
3.
a. An established organization or foundation, especially one dedicated to education, public service, or culture.
b. The building or buildings housing such an organization.
c. A place for the care of persons who are destitute, disabled, or mentally ill.

institution

(ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən)
n
1. the act of instituting
2. an organization or establishment founded for a specific purpose, such as a hospital, church, company, or college
3. the building where such an organization is situated
4. an established custom, law, or relationship in a society or community
5. (Stock Exchange) 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
6. informal a constant feature or practice: Jones' drink at the bar was an institution.
7. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the appointment or admission of an incumbent to an ecclesiastical office or pastoral charge
8. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christian theol the creation of a sacrament by Christ, esp the Eucharist
ˌinstiˈtutionary adj

in•sti•tu•tion

(ˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu-)

n.
1. an organization or establishment devoted to the promotion of a cause or program, esp. one of a public, educational, or charitable character.
2. the building devoted to such work.
3. a place for the care or confinement of people, as mental patients.
4. a well-established and structured pattern of behavior or of relationships that is accepted as a fundamental part of a culture: the institution of marriage.
5. any established law, custom, etc.
6. any familiar, long-established person, thing, or practice; fixture.
7. the act of instituting.
8.
a. the establishment by Christ of a sacrament, esp. the Eucharist.
b. the investment of a cleric with a spiritual charge.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin institūtiō]
in`sti•tu′tion•ar′y, adj.

institution

- First a noun of action or process that became a general and abstract noun describing something objective and systematic.
See also related terms for objective.

Institution

 an established or organized society, usually with its own premises.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.institution - an organization founded and united for a specific purposeinstitution - an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
medical institution - an institution created for the practice of medicine
financial institution, financial organisation, financial organization - an institution (public or private) that collects funds (from the public or other institutions) and invests them in financial assets
issuer - an institution that issues something (securities or publications or currency etc.)
charity - an institution set up to provide help to the needy
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
organized religion, religion, faith - an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him"
vicariate, vicarship - the religious institution under the authority of a vicar
educational institution - an institution dedicated to education
honorary society, academy - an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
2.institution - an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
establishment - a public or private structure (business or governmental or educational) including buildings and equipment for business or residence
nursing home, rest home, home - an institution where people are cared for; "a home for the elderly"
orphans' asylum, orphanage - a public institution for the care of orphans
penal facility, penal institution - an institution where persons are confined for punishment and to protect the public
3.institution - 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"
custom, tradition - a specific practice of long standing
levirate - the biblical institution whereby a man must marry the widow of his childless brother in order to maintain the brother's line
4.institution - the act of starting something for the first timeinstitution - 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"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
authorship, paternity - the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; "the authorship of the theory is disputed"
5.institution - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced personinstitution - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
hospital, infirmary - a health facility where patients receive treatment

institution

noun
1. establishment, body, centre, school, university, society, association, college, institute, organization, foundation, academy, guild, conservatory, fellowship, seminary, seat of learning Class size varies from one type of institution to another.
2. custom, practice, tradition, law, rule, procedure, convention, ritual, fixture, rite I believe in the institution of marriage.
4. home, hostel, residential care home, asylum, prison He spent 40 years in an institution before being released last year.

institution

noun
Translations
تَأسيس، إقامَهمُؤَسَّسَةٌمؤسَّسَه
instituceustavenízřízení
institutionoprettelseanstalt
laitos
ustanova
stofnunstofnun, stofnunarbygging
機関
기관
inštitúcia
ustanova
institution
สถาบัน
cơ quan

institution

[ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən] N
1. (= act, founding) → fundación f, institución f; (= initiation) → iniciación f (Jur) [of proceedings] → entablación f
2. (= organization) → institución f
3. (= workhouse) → asilo m; (= madhouse) → manicomio m; (= hospital) → hospital m
4. (= custom) → institución f
tea is a British institutionel té es una institución en Gran Bretaña
it is too much of an institution to abolishes una costumbre demasiado arraigada para poder abolirla
5. (= person) he became an institution at the Daily Starse convirtió en toda una institución en el Daily Star

institution

[ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃən] n
(= custom, tradition) → institution f
the institution of marriage → l'institution du mariage
to become an institution → devenir une institution
(= organization) → institution f
financial institutions → institutions financières
(caring for children, the sick)institution f; (for young offenders)institution f
a mental institution → une institution pour malade mentaux
(= putting in place) [system, rule] → institution f
the institution of the forty-hour week → l'instauration de la semaine de quarante heures
(= school) → institution f

institution

n
(of new laws, customs, reforms)Einführung f; (of organization)Einrichtung f
(Jur, of inquiry, action) → Einleitung f; (of proceedings)Anstrengung f; institution of divorce proceedingsEinreichung fder Scheidung
(= organization)Institution f, → Einrichtung f
(= building, home etc)Anstalt f
(= custom)Institution f; the institution of marriagedie Institution der Ehe; he’s been here so long he’s become an institutioner ist schon so lange hier, dass er zur Institution geworden ist

institution

[ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃn] n
a. (organization) → istituzione f; (charitable institution) → istituto di beneficenza; (mental institution) → istituto psichiatrico
b. (custom, tradition) → istituzione f

institute

(ˈinstitjuːt) noun
a society or organization, or the building it uses. There is a lecture at the Philosophical Institute tonight.
verb
to start or establish. When was the Red Cross instituted?
ˌinstiˈtution noun
1. the act of instituting or process of being instituted.
2. (the building used by) an organization etc founded for a particular purpose, especially care of people, or education. schools, hospitals, prisons and other institutions.
ˌinstiˈtutional adjective

institution

مُؤَسَّسَةٌ instituce institution Institution ίδρυμα institución laitos institution ustanova istituzione 機関 기관 institutie institusjon instytucja instituição учреждение institution สถาบัน kurum cơ quan 公共机构

institution

n. institución; fundación; establecimiento; [mental] asilo, manicomio; [home for the aged] asilo de ancianos.

institution

n asilo, residencia, hospital m, establecimiento que ofrece cuidados prolongados (esp. para pacientes psiquiátricos); mental — hospital psiquiátrico or mental
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These turnovers were an institution, and the girls called them `muffs', for they had no others and found the hot pies very comforting to their hands on cold mornings.
Poor Marek had got violent and been sent away to an institution a good while back.
He was, indeed, the Custom-House in himself; or, at all events, the mainspring that kept its variously revolving wheels in motion; for, in an institution like this, where its officers are appointed to subserve their own profit and convenience, and seldom with a leading reference to their fitness for the duty to be performed, they must perforce seek elsewhere the dexterity which is not in them.
Then one Sunday evening, Jurgis sat puffing his pipe by the kitchen stove, and talking with an old fellow whom Jonas had introduced, and who worked in the canning rooms at Durham's; and so Jurgis learned a few things about the great and only Durham canned goods, which had become a national institution.
Whoever visits some estates there, and witnesses the good-humored indulgence of some masters and mistresses, and the affectionate loyalty of some slaves, might be tempted to dream the oft-fabled poetic legend of a patriarchal institution, and all that; but over and above the scene there broods a portentous shadow--the shadow of law.
But the rich man--not to make any invidious comparison--is always sold to the institution which makes him rich.
I have mysterious knowledge which teaches me that there was an error that other time when it was thought the institution of the bath banished the fountain.
Miss Maxwell," said Adam, "I am a trustee of this institution, but upon my word I don't believe in coeducation
As if, when the marriage institution is abolished, concubinage, adultery, and incest, must not necessarily abound; when all the rights of humanity are annihilated, any barrier remains to protect the victim from the fury of the spoiler; when absolute power is assumed over life and liberty, it will not be wielded with destruc- tive sway
Well, all the girls here have lost either one or both parents, and this is called an institution for educating orphans.
It was famous, too, for the pillory, a wise old institution, that inflicted a punishment of which no one could foresee the extent; also, for the whipping-post, another dear old institution, very humanising and softening to behold in action; also, for extensive transactions in blood-money, another fragment of ancestral wisdom, systematically leading to the most frightful mercenary crimes that could be committed under Heaven.
The institution never flagged for want of a story, I am certain; and the wine lasted out almost as well as the matter.

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