Simple Definition of institution
: an established organization
: a place where an organization takes care of people for a usually long period of time
: a custom, practice, or law that is accepted and used by many people
Full Definition of institution
2 a : a significant practice, relationship, or organization in a society or culture <the institution of marriage>; also : something or someone firmly associated with a place or thing <she has become an institution in the theater> b : an established organization or corporation (as a bank or university) especially of a public character; also : asylum 4
Examples of institution in a sentence
banks and other financial institutions
an institution of higher learning
Family visits are a Thanksgiving institution.
She's not interested in the institution of marriage.
The play has become something of an institution on Broadway.
the institution of new rules and regulations
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Rhymes with institution
absolution, allocution, attribution, comminution, consecution, constitution, contribution, convolution, destitution, dissolution, distribution, elocution, evolution, execution, exsolution, involution, persecution, prosecution, prostitution, resolution, restitution, retribution, revolution, Rosicrucian, substitution
INSTITUTION Defined for Kids
Definition of institution for Students
1 : the beginning or establishment of something <the institution of new rules>
2 : an established custom, practice, or law <Turkey dinners are a Thanksgiving institution.>
3 : an established organization <business institutions>
Medical Definition of institution
: a facility or establishment in which people (such as the sick or needy) live and receive care typically in a confined setting and often without individual consent <a mental institution>
Legal Definition of institution
1 : the act of instituting
2 : a significant practice, relationship, or organization in a society or culture <the institution of marriage>
3 : an established organization or corporation esp. of a public character; specifically : a facility for the treatment or training of persons with mental deficiencies
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