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Definition of 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

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

There are quite a lot of YouTube clips of me that have gone viral. One that I think of is of a young woman at a lecture I was giving - she came from Liberty University, which is a ludicrous religious institution. She said, 'What if you are wrong?' and I answered that rather briefly, and that's gone viral.
Richard Dawkins

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

Redefining marriage will have huge implications for what is taught in our schools, and for wider society. It will redefine society since the institution of marriage is one of the fundamental building blocks of society. The repercussions of enacting same-sex marriage into law will be immense.
Keith O'Brien
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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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