Institution meaning

ĭnstĭ-to͝oshən, -tyo͝o-
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The definition of an institution is an established custom or practice, or a group of people that was formed for a specific reason or a building that houses the group of people.

Marriage is an example of a cultural institution.

A town council is an example of an institution of government.

A place where those who are mentally ill go for treatment is an example of an institution.

A school where people go to learn is an example of an educational institution.

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An established organisation, especially one dedicated to education, public service, culture or the care of the destitute, poor etc.
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An instituting or being instituted; establishment.
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The building which houses such an organisation.
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The act of instituting.

The institution of reforms.

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The act of instituting.
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A person or thing long established in a place.
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A company holding assets for others. Institutions include banks, insurance companies, pension funds, and mutual funds. The term also is used in the trading context to talk about the companies that trade securities in very large volumes.
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(informal) A person long established with a certain place or position.
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The act of instituting.

The institution of reforms.

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An established law, custom, practice, system, etc.
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A custom or practice of a society or community, marriage for example.
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Origin of institution

  • From Old French institution, from Latin institutio, from instituere (“to set up”), from in (“in, on”) + statuere (“to set up, establish”).

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