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.
The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family. Lee Iacocca
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? Groucho Marx
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution? H. L. Mencken
It's like, you can't have any fun, and if you do have fun, if you do your own thing, you're considered crazy and should be in a mental institution. Now, that's what I find creepy. I'm eccentric. I am not messed up. Crispin Glover