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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The act of starting something for the first time; An establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated; A hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person.

Usage examples (37)
  • I think the world of today would go mad, just frenzied with strain and pressure, but for the blessed institution of Sunday.
  • The institution of marriage
  • The institution of slavery
  • He had become an institution in the theater for more
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