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in sti tooh shuhn

  • n  an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
  • n  an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
  • n  a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society
    the institution of marriage
    the institution of slavery
    he had become an institution in the theater
  • n  the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
  • n  a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

  • 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.
  • He says he is staying with a friend, Salim, and not in a mental institution, as has been widely reported in America.
  • No institution did more in the 20th century to further the cause of international development.
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  • Elena Kagan in The Associated Press
    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.
  • David Johnston in 680 News
    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...
  • Mike Garrett in The Associated Press
    I apologize for any inconvenience or embarrassment this matter has caused to you and your institution,Garrett wrote in a hand-signed letter.

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