reinstitute

verb re·in·sti·tute \ (ˌ)rē-ˈin(t)-stə-ˌtüt , -ˌtyüt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reinstitute

reinstituted; reinstituting
: to institute (something) again
  • … 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

reinstitution

play \(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

First Known Use of reinstitute

1600

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