Definition of reinstitute
- … in 1976, the year the Supreme Court reinstituted capital punishment.
- —John Cloud
- President Carter reinstituted draft registration in 1980 after a seven-year hiatus.
- —Stephen Wermiel
reinstitutionplay \(ˌ)rē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˈtü-shən, -ˈtyü-\ noun
- Though Hagel stopped short of calling for a reinstitution of the draft, he did talk about the inequities of the current system, in which so many of America's soldiers are poor kids trying to move up a rung on the ladder of employment.
- —Anna Quindlen