Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSTITUTIONS

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it.

The devotion to and concern for our institutions are deep and sincere.

In no nation are the institutions of progress more advanced.

West Point and the bath-tub were undermining our institutions.

If we 'have our own institutions, that ain't no reason why people should come 'ere and stare at us, his it?

Not as moist as England; let alone its Institutions,' said the man.

He has been pre-eminent in the establishment and development of institutions.

A submission to the will of the majority is a fundamental principle of our institutions.

Every nation that adopts these institutions will have a similar experience.

But this distinction is not an essential one, and has very little to do with our institutions.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.