institution

[ in-sti-too-shuh n, -tyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF institution
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I did not tell you of it at the time, but led you to suppose that I had been at the institution.

The truth was, a boy meant just so much a year to the institution.

And this was strange, since the Italian restaurant is such a peculiarly British institution.

I was received into the institution without any difficulty, and have belonged to it ever since.

So let us hasten to this institution, and participate this divine joy.

In 1875 he was created an honorary member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Why, she was called in the Institution, Harriet Beadle—an arbitrary name, of course.

No institution was ever more popular; no masters more beloved.

There should be no institution out of the reach of an indignant or admiring humanity.

A man deliberately makes a hog of himself, and that's an Institution!'

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "action of establishing or founding (a system of government, a religious order, etc.)," from Old French institucion "foundation; thing established," from Latin institutionem (nominative institutio) "disposition, arrangement; instruction, education," noun of state from institutus (see institute). Meaning "established law or practice" is from 1550s. Meaning "establishment or organization for the promotion of some charity" is from 1707.

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