an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
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"
initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration(noun)
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"
mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylum(noun)
a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
An established organisation, especially one dedicated to education, public service, culture or the care of the destitute, poor etc.
The building which houses such an organisation.
A custom or practice of a society or community - marriage for example.
A person long established with a certain place or position.
The act of instituting.
That which institutes or instructs; a textbook or system of elements or rules.
There is another manuscript, of above three hundred years old, being an institution of physic. uE000140392uE001 Evelyn.
the act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school
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
that which instituted or established
established order, method, or custom; enactment; ordinance; permanent form of law or polity
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
anything forming a characteristic and persistent feature in social or national life or habits
that which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute
Origin: [L. institutio: cf. F. institution.]
An institution is any structure or mechanism of social order and cooperation governing the behaviour of a set of individuals within a given community — may it be human or a specific animal one. Institutions are identified with a social purpose, transcending individuals and intentions by mediating the rules that govern cooperative living behavior. The term "institution" is commonly applied to customs and behavior patterns important to a society, as well as to particular formal organizations of government and public services. As structures and mechanisms of social order among certain species, institutions are one of the principal objects of study in the social sciences, such as political science, anthropology, economics, and sociology. Institutions are also a central concern for law, the formal mechanism for political rule-making and enforcement.
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An establishment founded partly with a view to instruction; as the Royal United Service Institution in London.
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Rank popularity for the word 'institution' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2053
Rank popularity for the word 'institution' in Nouns Frequency: #386
The numerical value of institution in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of institution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of institution in a Sentence
We respect every institution of democracy.
You're seeking to change what the institution is.
If an institution is too big to fail, it is too big to exist.
The full institution has been activated for the investigation.
These are dangerous people, their place is in a mental institution.
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Translations for institution
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- مؤسسة, المعهدArabic
- ίδρυμα, προσωπικότητα, μορφή, θεσμόςGreek
- instituutio, laitosFinnish
- stèidheachadhScottish Gaelic
- 機構, 機関Japanese
- ведомство, организация, заведение, учреждение, институт, учреRussian
- institut, institutionSwedish
- chuo, taasisiSwahili
- müessese, kurum, kuruluşTurkish
- tổ chứcVietnamese
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