institution

noun
1 large organization
ADJECTIVE
central, large, major

the central institutions of the nation's constitution

powerful
established
existing

They argue for the reform of existing political institutions.

traditional
elite, prestigious, venerable

The College is one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the country.

public
private
government, governmental, state
international, national
local
democratic
for-profit, non-profit
academic, education, educational, higher-education, higher educational, research

cultural institutions such as the Danish Institute

banking, economic, financial, lending
administrative, charitable, cultural, legal, military, political, religious
VERB + INSTITUTION
build, create, found

We need to create institutions that benefit our community.

reform

They are studying ways to reform government institutions.

attend

young people who attend higher-education institutions

PREPOSITION
at a/the institution

a course at an institution of higher education

in institution, within institution

examination procedures within educational institutions

2 building for people with special needs
ADJECTIVE
mental
correctional (AmE), penal
state (AmE)

He was released from the state institution where he had been confined for four years.

VERB + INSTITUTION
build

The state built institutions for those who were considered insane.

be admitted to, be placed in

Many people with dementia would rather remain at home than be placed in an institution.

be kept in
PREPOSITION
at institution, in institution

patients in mental institutions

institution for

an institution for mentally ill offenders

3 custom
ADJECTIVE
national

Football is a national institution in this country.

cultural, economic, legal, political, religious, social

cultural institutions such as religious and legal codes

mainstream

These values are embedded in mainstream social institutions.

sacred

He claimed this threatened ‘the sacred institution of marriage’.

VERB + INSTITUTION
threaten, undermine, weaken

These changes threaten some of our most cherished institutions.

strengthen
preserve, protect

American laws once protected the institution of slavery.


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  • institution — [ ɛ̃stitysjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1190; lat. institutio I ♦ 1 ♦ Rare Action d instituer. ⇒ création, établissement, fondation. L institution d une fête annuelle, d une commission d enquête. L institution du calendrier grégorien en 1582. « l institution du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • institution — in‧sti‧tu‧tion [ˌɪnstˈtjuːʆn ǁ ˈtuː ] noun 1. [countable] a large important organization: • Japanese institutions are steadily increasing their presence in Europe. • the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors deˈpository instiˌtution… …   Financial and business terms

  • institution — Institution. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on instituë, on establit. L Institution des jeux Olympiques. l institution d un tel Ordre. l institution des Pairs de France, du Parlement. les paroles sont de l institution des hommes. c est une loüable …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Institution — In sti*tu tion, n. [L. institutio: cf. F. institution.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school. [1913 Webster] The institution of God s law is described… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • institution — institution, social institution The use of the term institution in sociology, meaning established aspects of society, is close to that in common English usage. However, there have been some changes over time in the exact conceptualization of the… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • institution — in·sti·tu·tion n 1: the act of instituting 2: a significant practice, relationship, or organization in a society or culture the institution of marriage 3: an established organization or corporation esp. of a public character; specif: a facility… …   Law dictionary

  • Institution — (v. lat. Institutio), 1) Einsetzung, Einrichtung, bes. die politischen Einrichtungen eines Staates, welche die Rechte u. Freiheiten der Staatsbürger der Regierung gegenüber garantiren sollen; 2) Beförderung zu einem Amte od. einer Kirchenpfründe; …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Institution — (lat.), Stiftung, Anordnung, Einrichtung, bes. Staats und bürgerliche Einrichtung; auch Einsetzung in ein Amt. Institutionen, Unterweisungen, Teil des Corpus juris, welcher eine enzyklopäd. Übersicht des röm. Rechts enthält, unter Justinian 533… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • institution — c.1400, action of establishing or founding (a system of government, a religious order, etc.), from O.Fr. institucion foundation; thing established, from L. institutionem (nom. institutio) disposition, arrangement; instruction, education, noun of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Institution — [Network (Rating 5600 9600)] …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • institution — ► NOUN 1) an important organization or public body, such as a university, bank, hospital, or Church. 2) an organization providing residential care for people with special needs. 3) an established law or custom. 4) informal a well established and… …   English terms dictionary

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