Institution

Definition of Institution

In`sti`tu´tion
n.1.
1.The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school.
The institution of God's law is described as being established by solemn injunction.
- Hooker.
2.(Eccl. Law) Instruction; education.
2.That which instituted or established
The nature of our people,
Our city's institutions.
- Shak.
3.An established or organized society or corporation; an establishment, especially of a public character, or affecting a community; a foundation; as, a literary institution; a charitable institution; also, a building or the buildings occupied or used by such organization; as, the Smithsonian Institution.
We ordered a lunch (the most delightful of English institutions, next to dinner) to be ready against our return.
- Hawthorne.
3.That which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute.
There is another manuscript, of above three hundred years old, . . . being an institution of physic.
- Evelyn.

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