institution institution  /ˌɪn stɪ ˈtu ʃən/


  1. (n) an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
  2. (n) an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
  3. (n) a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society
  4. (n) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
  5. (n) a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person


  1. By name and locale, Willowbrook State School seems a pleasant enough place: a teaching institution on a 400-acre bucolic tract on Staten Island in New York Harbor.
  2. He says he is staying with a friend, Salim, and not in a mental institution, as has been widely reported in America.
  3. No institution did more in the 20th century to further the cause of international development.


  1. Courts » Utah institution processed illegal online-poker payments, Jeremy Johnson’s red-flagged accounts.

    In the mid-to-late-2000s, one of Utah’s most iconic institutions, Zions Bank, processed tens of millions of dollars of illegal online-poker payments and then assisted a Logan businessman in sending at least $150 million overseas, court documents show.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. End of Lockdown and Search at Grande Cache Institution

    GRANDE CACHE, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 25, 2013) - The lockdown and search at Grande Cache Institution initiated on June 20, 2013 has concluded. The institution has returned to normal operations.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Marketwire

  3. Smithsonian Institution signs deal with Tiburon's Romberg Center for San Francisco Bay studies

    The environmental research arm of the prestigious Smithsonian Institution has signed an agreement to team with the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies to take the pulse of San Francisco Bay's health.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Marin Independent Journal


  1. "The Supreme Court is a wondrous institution. But the time I spent in the other branches of government remind me that it must also be a modest one," Kagan said in the excerpts released in advance.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: The Associated Press

  2. Alternating between English and French, he called the office of the Governor General "an important institution." "As the representative of the Queen of Canada, who is our country's head of state, I pledge to be a stalwart defender of our...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: David Johnston Source: 680 News

  3. "I apologize for any inconvenience or embarrassment this matter has caused to you and your institution," Garrett wrote in a hand-signed letter.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mike Garrett Source: The Associated Press

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