institute
I. transitive verb (-tuted; -tuting) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin institutus, past participle of instituere, from in- + statuere to set up — more at statute Date: 14th century 1. to establish in a position or office 2. a. to originate and get established ; organize <
instituted reading clinics
>
b. to set going ; inaugurate <
instituting an investigation of the charges
>
instituter or institutor noun II. noun Date: 1546 something that is instituted: as a. (1) an elementary principle recognized as authoritative (2) plural a collection of such principles and precepts; especially a legal compendium b. an organization for the promotion of a cause ; association <
a research institute
>
<
an institute for the blind
>
c. an educational institution and especially one devoted to technical fields d. a usually brief intensive course of instruction on selected topics relating to a particular field <
an urban studies institute
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Institute — In sti*tute, n. [L. institutum: cf. F. institut. See {Institute}, v. t. & a.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of instituting; institution. [Obs.] Water sanctified by Christ s institute. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is instituted, established,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Institute — In sti*tute ([i^]n st[i^]*t[=u]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Instituted} ([i^]n st[i^]*t[=u] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Instituting}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • institute — in·sti·tute 1 vt tut·ed, tut·ing 1: to establish in a particular position or office; specif in the civil law of Louisiana: to appoint as heir see also instituted heir at heir 2: to get started …   Law dictionary

  • Institute — en 2005 Pays d’origine États Unis Genre musical Rock alternatif …   Wikipédia en Français

  • institute — institute, institution Both words are used with reference to organizations and societies set up to pursue some specific literary, scientific, legal, or social purpose, and choice usually depends on the form already used for a particular name. The …   Modern English usage

  • Institute — In sti*tute ([i^]n st[i^]*t[=u]t), p. a. [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See {Statute}.] Established; organized; founded. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • institute — [n1] law; custom convention, decree, decretum, doctrine, dogma, edict, establishment, fixture, habit, maxim, ordinance, practice, precedent, precept, prescript, principle, regulation, rite, ritual, rule, statute, tenet, tradition; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • institute — [in′stə to͞ot΄, in′stətyo͞ot΄] vt. instituted, instituting [< L institutus, pp. of instituere, to set up, erect, construct < in , in, on + statuere, to cause to stand, set up, place: see STATUTE] 1. to set up; establish; found; introduce 2 …   English World dictionary

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