in·sti·tu·tion·al | \ˌin(t)-stə-ˈt(y)ü-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\

Definition of institutional 

1 : of or relating to an institution institutional knowledge

2 : characteristic of or appropriate to institutions bland institutional cooking institutional green walls

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institutionally adverb

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The notice would argue that Michigan State failed to adhere to NCAA rules and failed to exhibit institutional control. Michael Mccann,, "Michigan State Settles With the Victims of Larry Nassar's Abuse. How Might the NCAA Respond?," 18 May 2018 The incident also showed how there is little respect for laws and regulations, and how they are appallingly applied in a society where institutional controls are frequently inefficient or even inoperative. John Elliott, Newsweek, "Uber in India: Unaccountable and Unsafe," 8 Dec. 2014 But establishing the necessary prerequisite to academic integrity, an overall institutional culture of integrity, can’t happen in a climate where athletics scandals, whether directly involving academics or not, occur again and again. Ted Mitchell, Washington Post, "Higher education must clean out its ‘front porch’," 25 Apr. 2018 The secession movement in the wealthy region has plunged Spain into its deepest institutional crisis in decades. Joseph Wilson,, "Huge rally in Barcelona to demand jailed separatists go free," 15 Apr. 2018 On the contrary, any attempt to exclude the winners of the election from government would weaken the already fragile democratic foundations of the country and could lead to an institutional crisis. Francesco Ronchi, WSJ, "Italian Voters Decide to Give Populism a Chance," 11 Mar. 2018 Alphabet has benefited from a strong institutional culture—its motto until 2015 was DON’T BE EVIL—that assures its thousands of employees their work is synonymous with human progress. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, "The generational shift that made tech companies a cultural and political force," 28 Feb. 2018 Now that disconnect has become an institutional crisis, and Walker has an abundance of plans to address it. Boris Kachka, The Cut, "Do As I Say, Not As I Do," 5 Feb. 2018 Robot Cache is looking to raise at least $15 million by pre-selling the rights to 105 million IRON tokens to institutional and accredited investors at a discount, well before that IRON is actually generated some time in the second quarter of 2018. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Selling used PC games through the blockchain? We’re not buying it [Updated]," 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of institutional

1617, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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