Institute

Definition of Institute

In´sti`tute   Pronunciation: ĭn´stĭ`tūt
p. a.1.Established; organized; founded.
They have but few laws. For to a people so instruct and institute, very few to suffice.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
v. t.1.To set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc.
2.To originate and establish; to found; to organize; as, to institute a court, or a society.
Whenever any from of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government.
- Jefferson (Decl. of Indep. ).
3.To nominate; to appoint.
We institute your Grace
To be our regent in these parts of France.
- Shak.
4.To begin; to commence; to set on foot; as, to institute an inquiry; to institute a suit.
And haply institute
A course of learning and ingenious studies.
- Shak.
5.To ground or establish in principles and rudiments; to educate; to instruct.
6.(Eccl. Law) To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.
n.1.
1.The act of instituting; institution.
2.That which is instituted, established, or fixed, as a law, habit, or custom.
3.Hence: An elementary and necessary principle; a precept, maxim, or rule, recognized as established and authoritative; usually in the plural, a collection of such principles and precepts; esp., a comprehensive summary of legal principles and decisions; as, the Institutes of Justinian; Coke's Institutes of the Laws of England. Cf. Digest, n.
They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy.
- Burke.
To make the Stoics' institutes thy own.
- Dryden.
4.An institution; a society established for the promotion of learning, art, science, etc.; a college; as, the Institute of Technology; The Massachusetts Institute of Technology; also, a building owned or occupied by such an institute; as, the Cooper Institute.
5.(Scots Law) The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.
Institutes of medicine
theoretical medicine; that department of medical science which attempts to account philosophically for the various phenomena of health as well as of disease; physiology applied to the practice of medicine.
- Dunglison.

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