institutionalized institutionalized  /ˌɪn stɪ ˈtu ʃə nə laɪzd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) officially placed in or committed to a specialized institution
  2. (adj) given the character of an institution or incorporated into a structured and usually well-established system

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When she remained seated, that simple decision eventually led to the disintegration of institutionalized segregation in the South, ushering in a new era of the civil rights movement.
  2. The blind were institutionalized and infantilized, expected to lead celibate lives mooching or begging or doing menial work.
  3. When she remained seated, that simple decision eventually led to the disintegration of institutionalized segregation in the South, ushering in a new era of the civil rights movement.

News

  1. Henderson: Stalemate with Cuba has to end

    Our nation's policy toward Cuba, and vice versa, is basically institutionalized stubbornness. It is long past the point of making sense.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Tampa Tribune

  2. Open closing centers to all, reader writes

    Reader voices concern for closing development centers.Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal To the concerned families and guardians of those with developmental disabilities who insist that the aggregate institutionalized setting of developmental centers provides unmatched care for our vulnerable citizens, I...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Jersey Journal

  3. Indie & Arthouse: 'The Painting', 'Pete's Dragon', and 'Long Distance Revolutionary'

    'The Painting' and 'Pete's Dragon' are animated films playing at the Northwest Film Center and Hollywood Theatre, respectively. 'Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal' is a blistering indictment of institutionalized racism.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

Quotes

  1. Rowling said the proceeds of the auction will "help institutionalized children who are in desperate need of a voice."
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: JK Rowling Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I was so pleased to see that this kind of, I don't know, institutionalized antiquity can work," MacLaine said during a telephone interview from her home in New Mexico. "This whole project was a `heartback,' let's say, of going back in time...
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: Shirley MacLaine Source: CTV.ca

  3. "The forecast for this country is bleak if people are just going to say that the dysfunction has been institutionalized," Warner told me. "I just can't accept that."
    on Feb 16, 2010 By: Mark Warner Source: Washington Post

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