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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.

Institute Quotations

A national legal organization is giving very serious thought to using The Betrayal of America as a legal basis for asking the House Judiciary Committee to institute impeachment proceedings against these five justices.
Vincent Bugliosi

It's very interesting, if you look at a study that was done by the Brookings Institute back in 2009, they determined that if Americans do three things, they can avoid poverty. Three things. Work, graduate from high school, and get married before you have children.
Rick Santorum

The chef that grew up with the grandma who cooks tends to always beat the chef that went to the culinary institute. It's in the blood.
Gary Vaynerchuk

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology accepts blacks in the top ten percent of students, but at MIT this puts them in the bottom ten percent of the class.
Thomas Sowell

A friend of mine at the American Enterprise Institute says there are two parties: the silly party and the stupid party. I'm too old for the silly party, so I had to join the stupid party.
P. J. O'Rourke
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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
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