reinstitutionalization

noun re·in·sti·tu·tion·al·i·za·tion \ (ˌ)rē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˌt(y)ü-shnə-lə-ˈzā-shən , -shə-nə-lə-ˈzā- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up reinstitutionalization? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!