reinstitutionalization

noun
re·​in·​sti·​tu·​tion·​al·​i·​za·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˌt(y)ü-shnə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce reinstitutionalization (audio) , -shə-nə-lə-ˈzā- \

Definition of reinstitutionalization

: the act or process of institutionalizing someone or something again reinstitutionalization of dangerous criminals

First Known Use of reinstitutionalization

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinstitutionalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinstitutionalization. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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