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Definitions of institution

  1.   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"; " he regards the fork as a modern introduction"
  2.   Foundation; establishment; established system; society.
  3.   a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
  4.   an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
  5.   Institutor.
  6.   That which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute.
  7.   The act of instituting or establishing: that which is instituted or established: foundation: established order: enactment: a society established for some object: that which institutes or instructs: a system of principles or rules.
  8.   The act of instituting.
  9.   The act or ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice, by which the care of souls is committed to his charge.
  10.   A building or establishment for the promotion of some literary, educational, scientific, or philanthropic purpose.
  11.   Anything forming a characteristic and persistent feature in social or national life or habits.
  12.   That which is instituted; an established order.
  13.   The act of establishing; that which is established; an organized body or society for promoting a particular object; the building where such a society meets; an establishment, especially one of public character; as, an almshouse is a charitable institution.
  14.   A corporate body, or the building occupied by it.
  15.   Institutional.
  16.   The act of instituting; that which is instituted; establishment; enactment; law; foundation; education; instruction; a society established for promoting any object, public or social; the act or ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice.
  17.   An established or organized society or corporation; an establishment, especially of a public character, or affecting a community; a foundation; as, a literary institution; a charitable institution; also, a building or the buildings occupied or used by such organization; as, the Smithsonian Institution.
  18.   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"
  19.   an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
  20.   Instruction; education.
  21.   The act or process of instituting; as: ( a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school.
  22.   Established order, method, or custom; enactment; ordinance; permanent form of law or polity.
  23.   the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
  24.   That which instituted or established
  25.   That which is prescribed or founded by authority; an establishment, public or social; a system or society established for promoting a particular object; the ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice.

Quotes of institution

  1. Convinced that behavior and conduct are every bit as important as skills and expertise, I sought to build the firm into an enduring, values -based institution – Marvin Bower
  2. We can speak about the institution but ultimately the bar is the group that both is in touch with the public on the one hand and understands the judicial institution on the other. – Stephen Breyer
  3. Any place that anyone can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution – Al Capp
  4. Private property is a very fundamental and very long -term institution – Anatoly Chubais
  5. Marriage is an institution and that's where a couple finish up. – Les Dawson
  6. No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings. – Peter Drucker
  7. Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution It was a huge success at the time. – Anthony Holden
  8. I have sometimes been haunted with the idea that it was an imperative duty, knowing what I know, and having seen what I have seen, to do all that lies in my power to show the dangers and the evils of this frightful institution – Fanny Kemble
  9. Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased. – Joe Klein
  10. The only reason of the institution of civil government; and the only rational ground of submission to it, is the common safety and utility. – Jonathan Mayhew
  11. Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf. – John McCarthy
  12. Democracy: An institution in which the whole is equal to the scum of the parts. – Keith Preston
  13. Not all intelligence can be artificial now, so if we make a mistake, the consequences are no longer simply located within an institution or a national culture. – William Irwin Thompson
  14. Next month, I will celebrate my 30th anniversary of marriage with my beautiful bride, Vicki. Our marriage has been a blessing. I have gained even more respect for the institution over the past 3 decades and will defend it against attack. – Todd Tiahrt
  15. Here is also to be noted, that the cause of the institution was to be a memorial, to testify that Christ's body was given, and his blood shed for us. – William Tyndale

Usage examples for institution

  1. There still remained, however, one institution that other nations have made useful in war, namely, the organization of religion. ” – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  2. “ I wish you to return the Compliment by going with me to see a Poem I have hung up for the Prize in the Lecture Room of the Surry Institution – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats
  3. This had occurred long before our entrance into the institution – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. It is an institution however curious enough to be the subject of an interesting discussion, which he should be happy to see from the hands of one able to do it justice. ” – The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old by George Bethune English
  5. Every year, about one hundred girls leave this institution to take their positions in life. ” – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  6. “ " I'm a lonesome institution – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  7. Lesson 20, The church as a social institution – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  8. Yes, sir, marriage is a great thing- a great institution – Perfect Behavior A Guide for Ladies and Gentlemen in all Social Crises by Donald Ogden Stewart
  9. Now a brigade is distinctly an institution of the Honourable the Hudson's Bay Company. ” – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White
  10. “ " The mother left the institution the next day. ” – White Slaves by Louis A Banks
  11. It is true that it is difficult to secure skilled help, for there is no sort of institution that trains men and women for the different kinds of hotel work. ” – Guide to Hotel Housekeeping by Mary E. Palmer
  12. Then Helen thought she would go herself to the Institution and see if they would employ her. ” – Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb by W. R. Roe
  13. There is also, and justly, a religion of patriotism, which regards the country as a divine institution – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce
  14. “ I might have taken some other and more popular method of drawing your attention to this institution – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley
  15. That condition of life whereby man ceased to be a member of a family invested with reciprocal obligations and rights, came in fine to be regarded, not as a person, but as the thing of another man, that is the institution which man had made for himself in the interval between the dispersion of Babel and the commencement of authentic history in each nation. ” – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies
  16. “ There's another institution like it for the navy. ” – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  17. The number of the members was originally fixed at thirty- one, including the sovereign, as the head and chief of the institution – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  18. The institution is doing a large and splendid work. ” – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  19. Slavery was regarded as strictly a domestic institution – The Anti-Slavery Crusade Volume 28 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Jesse Macy
  20. “ " I do not believe," she said, " that that institution will succeed. ” – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton