re·​in·​sti·​tute | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈin(t)-stə-ˌtüt How to pronounce reinstitute (audio) , -ˌtyüt \
reinstituted; reinstituting

Definition of reinstitute

transitive verb

: 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

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reinstitution \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌin(t)-​stə-​ˈtü-​shən How to pronounce reinstitute (audio) , -​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, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinstitute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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