- a belief in the usefulness or sanctity of established institutions
- the care of the poor, homeless, or others needing assistance by or in public institutions
- the nature of such care, regarded as impersonal, standardized, etc.
- An example of institutionalism is when an institution is given rights and powers that individual people do not have.
- An example of institutionalism is the use of large institutions instead of smaller group homes for the care and treatment of the mentally ill.
The definition of institutionalism is a belief where the emphasis is placed on the usefulness of established institutions, often at the expense of the individual.
- Adherence to or belief in established forms, especially belief in organized religion.
- Use of public institutions for the care of people who are physically or mentally disabled, criminally delinquent, or incapable of independent living.