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    institution

    institution - Dictionary definition and meaning for word institution

    Definition
    (noun) an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    Synonyms : establishment
    Definition
    (noun) an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated Definition
    (noun) a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society
    Example Sentence
    • the institution of marriage
    • the institution of slavery
    • he had become an institution in the theater
    Definition
    (noun) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    Example Sentence
    • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    • the foundation of a new scientific society
    Definition
    (noun) a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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