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

Examples of reinstitutionalization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, deinstitutionalization turned into reinstitutionalization as prisons replaced hospitals as the biggest line item in state budgets. Allen Frances, STAT, 12 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reinstitutionalization was in 1952

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“Reinstitutionalization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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