instrumentality instrumentality  /ˌɪn strə mɛn ˈtæ lɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose
  2. (n) the quality of being instrumental for some purpose
  3. (n) an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end

Usage(s):

  1. He was conceived as a potent instrumentality for culture, fine music, the uplifting of America's mass intelligence.
  2. No more potent instrumentality for this purpose has ever been conceived and no other is practicable of establishment.
  3. The efforts of a Christian are most effective when conjoined with those of like-minded believers through the instrumentality of his own church.

News

  • Suspect Turns Himself In

    Opelousas Police say the final suspect wanted in a fight where shots were fired Saturday, has turned himself in. Nakia Romar has been booked for Illegal Use of a Weapon or Dangerous Instrumentality. Romar is believed to be the individual who fired several shots during the fight. Police Chief Perry Gallow says, "gun play or the firing of weapons is a very serious matter and we will pursue those ...
    on December 17, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

Quotes

  1. "You happen to be, Mr. Chairman and members of this committee, an instrumentality of this government. I hope and pray that it will not be necessary for us to invoke this power of the judicial department," Salonga said.
    on May 4, 2009 By: Jovito Salonga Source: GMA news.tv

  2. "RIL by itself or through the instrumentality of other entities has not at any stage indulged in any insider trading of RPL shares," a spokesperson for Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries said in a statement.
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: Dhirubhai Ambani Source: Times Now.tv

  3. "According to the Constitution, the Supreme Court's judicial power includes the duty to determine whether or not there has been grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction on the part of any other branch or instrumentality...
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Hilario Davide Jr Source: Inquirer.net

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