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Definition of Institute


  1. Established; organized; founded.
  2. To set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc.
  3. To originate and establish; to found; to organize; as, to institute a court, or a society.
  4. To nominate; to appoint.
  5. To begin; to commence; to set on foot; as, to institute an inquiry; to institute a suit.
  6. To ground or establish in principles and rudiments; to educate; to instruct.
  7. To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.
  8. The act of instituting; institution.
  9. That which is instituted, established, or fixed, as a law, habit, or custom.
  10. 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.
  11. An institution; a society established for the promotion of learning, art, science, etc.; a college; as, the Institute of Technology; also, a building owned or occupied by such an institute; as, the Cooper Institute.
  12. The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.
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Institute Translations

institute in Afrikaans is inrigting, instituut
institute in Dutch is gesticht, instituut, inrichting
institute in French is instituez, instituons, instituer, instituent
institute in Latin is instituo
institute in Norwegian is institutt, opprette
institute in Portuguese is instituto
institute in Swedish is instifta, institut