Definitions for institution

Definitions for (noun) institution

Main entry: initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination, creation, foundation, founding

Definition: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

Usage: she looked forward to her initiation as an adult; the foundation of a new scientific society

Main entry: institution

Definition: an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated

Main entry: mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, asylum, insane asylum, institution, psychiatric hospital

Definition: a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

Main entry: institution

Definition: a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society

Usage: the institution of marriage; the institution of slavery; he had become an institution in the theater

Main entry: institution, establishment

Definition: an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

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