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in·sti·tute / ˈinstiˌt(y)oōt/ • n. [usu. in names] 1. a society or organization having a particular object or common factor, esp. a scientific, educational, or social one: the Institute for Advanced Studies a research institute. 2. (usu. institutes) archaic a commentary, treatise, or summary of principles, esp. concerning law. • v. [tr.] 1. set in motion or establish (something, esp. a program, system, or inquiry): the Illinois Department of Conservation instituted a bowhunt to remove deer the award was instituted in 1900. ∎  begin (legal proceedings) in a court. 2. (often be instituted) appoint (someone) to a position, esp. as a cleric: his sons were instituted to his benefice in 1986 | a testator who has instituted his daughter heir.

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institute †purpose; established usage; principle(s) or element(s) of instruction XVI; (after F.) society to promote an object; building used for this XIX. — L. institūtum design, ordinance, precept, sb. use of n. of pp. of instituere establish, ordain, teach, f. IN-1 + statuere set up.
So vb. set up. found XV; establish in an office, esp. eccl. XVI. f. pp. stem of instituere. institution establishment, esp. eccl. in a benefice XIV; established law, etc. XVI; establishment or organization for the promotion of an object XVIII. — (O)F. — L. institutional XVII.

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Institute

INSTITUTE

To inaugurate, originate, or establish. Incivil law, to direct an individual who was named asheir in a will to pass over the estate to another designated person, known as the substitute.

For example, to institute an action is to commence it by the filing of a complaint.

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Institute

an organization for the promotion of learning. See also institution, society, [First use in England appears to have been 1829.]

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