counterinstitution

noun
coun·​ter·​in·​sti·​tu·​tion | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌin(t)-stə-ˈtü-shən How to pronounce counterinstitution (audio) , -ˈtyü- \
variants: or counter-institution
plural counterinstitutions or counter-institutions

Definition of counterinstitution

: an institution formed to oppose or counteract another institution … they have started creating small, democratically ordered counterinstitutions to help them alter or dismantle the "official" behemoths …— Harvey Cox

First Known Use of counterinstitution

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterinstitution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterinstitution. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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