- An example of instate is someone being hired as the principal of a school; instate the principal.
- An example of instate is something being voted into law; instate a law.
Instate is defined as to put someone into a specific position, or to install something.
transitive verb-·stat′ed, -·stat′ing
- to put in a particular status, position, or rank; install
- Obs. to endow; invest (with)
Origin of instatein- + state
transitive verbin·stat·ed, in·stat·ing, in·states
To establish in office; install.
(third-person singular simple present instates, present participle instating, simple past and past participle instated)
From in- + state.