institutionalism


in·sti·tu·tion·al·ism

noun \-shnə-ˌli-zəm, -shə-nə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of INSTITUTIONALISM

1
:  emphasis on organization (as in religion) at the expense of other factors
2
:  public institutional care of disabled, delinquent, or dependent persons
3
:  an economic school of thought that emphasizes the role of social institutions in influencing economic behavior
in·sti·tu·tion·al·ist \-shnə-list, -shə-nə-list\ noun

First Known Use of INSTITUTIONALISM

1862

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