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institute


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Institute  \In"sti*tute\,  p.  a.  [L.  institutus  p.  p.  of 
  instituere  to  place  in  to  institute,  to  instruct;  pref.  in- 
  in  +  statuere  to  cause  to  stand  to  set  See  {Statute}.] 
  Established;  organized;  founded.  [Obs.] 
 
  They  have  but  few  laws.  For  to  a  people  so  instruct  and 
  institute,  very  few  to  suffice.  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Institute  \In"sti*tute\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Instituted};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Instituting}.] 
  1.  To  set  up  to  establish;  to  ordain;  as  to  institute  laws, 
  rules  etc 
 
  2.  To  originate  and  establish;  to  found  to  organize;  as  to 
  institute  a  court,  or  a  society. 
 
  Whenever  any  from  of  government  becomes  destructive 
  of  these  ends  it  is  the  right  of  the  people  to  alter 
  or  to  abolish  it  and  to  institute  a  new  government. 
  --Jefferson 
  (Decl.  of 
  Indep.  ). 
 
  3.  To  nominate;  to  appoint.  [Obs.] 
 
  We  institute  your  Grace  To  be  our  regent  in  these 
  parts  of  France.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  begin;  to  commence;  to  set  on  foot;  as  to  institute  an 
  inquiry;  to  institute  a  suit. 
 
  And  haply  institute  A  course  of  learning  and 
  ingenious  studies.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  ground  or  establish  in  principles  and  rudiments;  to 
  educate;  to  instruct.  [Obs.] 
 
  If  children  were  early  instituted,  knowledge  would 
  insensibly  insinuate  itself  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  6.  (Eccl.  Law)  To  invest  with  the  spiritual  charge  of  a 
  benefice,  or  the  care  of  souls.  --Blackstone. 
 
  Syn:  To  originate;  begin;  commence;  establish;  found  erect; 
  organize;  appoint;  ordain. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Institute  \In"sti*tute\,  n.  [L.  institutum:  cf  F.  institut.  See 
  {Institute},  v.  t.  &  a.] 
  1.  The  act  of  instituting;  institution.  [Obs.]  ``Water 
  sanctified  by  Christ's  institute.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  instituted,  established,  or  fixed,  as  a  law, 
  habit,  or  custom.  --Glover. 
 
  3.  Hence:  An  elementary  and  necessary  principle;  a  precept, 
  maxim,  or  rule  recognized  as  established  and 
  authoritative;  usually  in  the  plural,  a  collection  of  such 
  principles  and  precepts;  esp.,  a  comprehensive  summary  of 
  legal  principles  and  decisions;  as  the  Institutes  of 
  Justinian;  Coke's  Institutes  of  the  Laws  of  England.  Cf 
  {Digest},  n. 
 
  They  made  a  sort  of  institute  and  digest  of  anarchy. 
  --Burke. 
 
  To  make  the  Stoics'  institutes  thy  own  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  An  institution;  a  society  established  for  the  promotion  of 
  learning,  art,  science,  etc.;  a  college;  as  the  Institute 
  of  Technology;  also  a  building  owned  or  occupied  by  such 
  an  institute;  as  the  Cooper  Institute. 
 
  5.  (Scots  Law)  The  person  to  whom  an  estate  is  first  given  by 
  destination  or  limitation.  --Tomlins. 
 
  {Institutes  of  medicine},  theoretical  medicine;  that 
  department  of  medical  science  which  attempts  to  account 
  philosophically  for  the  various  phenomena  of  health  as 
  well  as  of  disease;  physiology  applied  to  the  practice  of 
  medicine.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  institute 
  n  :  an  association  organized  to  promote  art  or  science  or 
  education 
  v  1:  set  up  or  lay  the  groundwork  for  "establish  a  new 
  department"  [syn:  {establish},  {found},  {plant},  {constitute}] 
  2:  advance  or  set  forth  in  court;  "bring  charges",  "institute 
  proceedings"  [syn:  {bring}] 




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