- The definition of an institute is an organization or school.
An example of an institute is an art college.
- To institute is defined as to start, establish or set up.
An example of to institute is beginning a new nutrition meal plan at an elementary school.
transitive verb-·tut·ed, -·tut·ing
- to set up; establish; found; introduce
- to start; initiate: to institute a search
- to install in office, esp. as a minister in a church or parish
Origin of institutefrom Classical Latin institutus, past participle of instituere, to set up, erect, construct from in-, in, on + statuere, to cause to stand, set up, place: see statute
- an established principle, law, custom, or usage
- [pl.] a summary or digest of established principles, esp. in law
- an organization for the promotion of art, science, education, etc.
- a school specializing in art, music, etc.
- a college or university specializing in technical subjects
- an institution for advanced study, research, and instruction in a restricted field
- a short teaching program established for a group concerned with some special field of work
- institution (sense )
Origin of instituteL institutum, arrangement, plan < the v.
transitive verbin·sti·tut·ed, in·sti·tut·ing, in·sti·tutes
- 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.
- To establish or invest (someone) in an office or position.
- An organization founded to promote a cause: a cancer research institute.
- a. An educational institution, especially one for the instruction of technical subjects.b. The building or buildings housing such an institution.
- A usually short, intensive workshop or seminar on a specific subject.
- 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.
Origin of instituteMiddle 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
(third-person singular simple present institutes, present participle instituting, simple past and past participle instituted)
- To begin or initiate (something); to found.
- He instituted the new policy of having children walk through a metal detector to enter school.
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- If children were early instituted, knowledge would insensibly insinuate itself.
- To nominate; to appoint.
- We institute your Grace / To be our regent in these parts of France.
- (ecclesiastical, law) To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.
- (obsolete) Established; organized; founded.