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Definition of Institution

Institution

  1. The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school.
  2. Instruction; education.
  3. The act or ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice, by which the care of souls is committed to his charge.
  4. That which instituted or established
  5. Established order, method, or custom; enactment; ordinance; permanent form of law or polity.
  6. 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.
  7. Anything forming a characteristic and persistent feature in social or national life or habits.
  8. That which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute.

Institution Quotations

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
Lee Iacocca

Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.
Ivan Illich

When it comes to developing character strength, inner security and unique personal and interpersonal talents and skills in a child, no institution can or ever will compare with, or effectively substitute for, the home's potential for positive influence.
Stephen Covey

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?
H. L. Mencken

If a financial institution is too big to fail, it is too big to exist.
Bernie Sanders
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Institution Translations

institution in Danish is institution
institution in Dutch is instelling
institution in German is Einrichtung
institution in Norwegian is institusjon
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