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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

Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.
Nelson Mandela

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

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

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