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institution

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1 a public organization with a particular purpose or function
  • a charitable institution devoted to raising funds to feed the hungry

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2 a person who has long been associated with a place or activity
  • an actor who has been a Broadway institution for decades

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3 a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest
  • an institution devoted to studying social problems and proposing solutions for them

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4 a place where insane people are cared for
  • their father was committed to an institution after his mental health began to rapidly deteriorate

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The first known use of institution was in the 15th century

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“Institution.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/institution. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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