instate

verb in·state \ in-ˈstāt \

Definition of instate

instated; instating; instates
1 obsolete
a : invest, endow
b : bestow, confer
2 : to set or establish in a rank or office : install

Examples of instate in a Sentence

  1. the new secretary of the treasury was instated on Monday

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First Known Use of instate

1603

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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