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

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
reinstitution 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

Examples of reinstitute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The zoom link was reinstituted as soon as possible. Kelsey Oliver, Sacramento Bee, 17 June 2024 And then the other thing that happened a couple years later was the Supreme Court reinstituted the death penalty in a way that provoked a flurry of emergency applications. Vox Staff, Vox, 5 June 2024 The report went so far as to suggest that budget reductions could require reinstituting the draft to make up for troops who would leave the service if their benefits were cut or their deployments were accelerated. David W. Barno, Foreign Affairs, 2 Nov. 2011 Private insurers began rolling back telehealth coverage as early as the fall of 2020 (often by reinstituting cost-sharing) and have continued to curtail access. Owen Tripp, STAT, 21 May 2024 As Speech First was preparing to appeal to the Supreme Court, Virginia Tech disbanded its bias-response team, and the university's president, Timothy Sands, signed an affidavit pledging that the university would not reinstitute the policy. USA TODAY, 4 Mar. 2024 And anybody who actually tries to reinstitute themselves within that community is somehow failing, on some level. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Jan. 2024 While a top-ranking member of the administration said Bowser (D) plans to reinstitute the emergency soon, advocates and officials who pressed for the measure last year expressed disappointment that it had been allowed to sunset and implored the District to scale up its response to overdoses. Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2024 You're not released into the United States, and, secondly, to reinstitute Title 42. CBS News, 18 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reinstitute was in 1600

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“Reinstitute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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