noninstitutional

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

Definition of noninstitutional

1 : not belonging to, relating to, characteristic of, or appropriate to an institution : not institutional
  • noninstitutional care for the elderly
  • … these noninstitutional, homey settings are … an appealing alternative to a hospital delivery room.
  • —Barbara M. Swanson
2 : not placed in the care of an institution : noninstitutionalized
  • the noninstitutional population

First Known Use of noninstitutional

1877


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