Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.


a.1.Relating to an institution, or institutions.
2.Containing the first principles or doctrines; elemental; rudimentary.
References in classic literature ?
Grant had brought on apoplexy and death, by three great institutionary dinners in one week, they still lived together; for Mary, though perfectly resolved against ever attaching herself to a younger brother again, was long in finding among the dashing representatives, or idle heir-apparents, who were at the command of her beauty, and her 20,000, any one who could satisfy the better taste she had acquired at Mansfield, whose character and manners could authorise a hope of the domestic happiness she had there learned to estimate, or put Edmund Bertram sufficiently out of her head.
Cuba: The Challenges of a Heterodox Reform of Institutionary
19) Such a purpose is consistent with the goals of preserving patient rights and well-being, but not slavish to them; it establishes a role for HEC members that institutionary empowers them to act in ways that are usually-for bureaucratic, interpersonal, or professional reasons-otherwise unavailable.
Full browser ?