institute

See also: Institute

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪnstɪt(j)uːt/, /ˈɪnstɪtʃuːt/
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Etymology 1Edit

From French institut, from Middle French, from Latin īnstitūtum.

NounEdit

 
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institute (plural institutes)

  1. An organization founded to promote a cause
    I work in a medical research institute.
  2. An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects
  3. The building housing such an institution
  4. (obsolete) The act of instituting; institution.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Milton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      water sanctified by Christ's institute
  5. (obsolete) That which is instituted, established, or fixed, such as a law, habit, or custom.
    • (Can we date this quote by Burke and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      to make the Stoics' institutes thy own
  6. (law, Scotland) The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tomlins to this entry?)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English, from Latin īnstitūtus, past participle of īnstituō (I set up, place upon, purpose, begin, institute), from in (in, on) + statuō (set up, establish).

VerbEdit

institute (third-person singular simple present institutes, present participle instituting, simple past and past participle instituted)

  1. (transitive) To begin or initiate (something); to found.
    He instituted the new policy of having children walk through a metal detector to enter school.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To train, instruct.
    • Publius was the first that ever instituted the Souldier to manage his armes by dexteritie and skil, and joyned art unto vertue, not for the use of private contentions, but for the wars and Roman peoples quarrels.
    • (Can we date this quote by H. More and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      If children were early instituted, knowledge would insensibly insinuate itself.
  3. To nominate; to appoint.
  4. (ecclesiastical, law) To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)
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AdjectiveEdit

institute (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Established; organized; founded.
    • (Can we date this quote by Robynson and provide title, author's full name, and other details?) (More's Utopia)
      They have but few laws. For to a people so instruct and institute, very few to suffice.

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LatinEdit

ParticipleEdit

īnstitūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of īnstitūtus

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