The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school.
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.
That which instituted or established
Established order, method, or custom; enactment; ordinance; permanent form of law or polity.
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.
Anything forming a characteristic and persistent feature in social or national life or habits.
That which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute.
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? Groucho Marx
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution. Mae West
Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose. Nelson Mandela
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. Harold Wilson
I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social - or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman. Mitt Romney