institute

institute, institution
Both words are used with reference to organizations and societies set up to pursue some specific literary, scientific, legal, or social purpose, and choice usually depends on the form already used for a particular name. The earliest institute mentioned in the OED is the Mechanics' Institute (established in 1823), and the earliest institution is the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution (founded in 1798). Famous recent examples include the Women's Institute (first established in Canada in 1897 and then extended to other countries in the early 20c) and the British Standards Institution (the UK national body on standards, established in the 20c). In the generalized meaning ‘something established by law or custom’, as applied for example in the UK to the monarchy, the Grand National, the last night of the Proms, etc., (though no longer to capital punishment and the Workhouse, which featured in Fowler's 1926 list), institution is the only word used.

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  • Institute — In sti*tute ([i^]n st[i^]*t[=u]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Instituted} ([i^]n st[i^]*t[=u] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Instituting}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Institute — In sti*tute ([i^]n st[i^]*t[=u]t), p. a. [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See {Statute}.] Established; organized; founded. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • institute — [n1] law; custom convention, decree, decretum, doctrine, dogma, edict, establishment, fixture, habit, maxim, ordinance, practice, precedent, precept, prescript, principle, regulation, rite, ritual, rule, statute, tenet, tradition; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • institute — [in′stə to͞ot΄, in′stətyo͞ot΄] vt. instituted, instituting [< L institutus, pp. of instituere, to set up, erect, construct < in , in, on + statuere, to cause to stand, set up, place: see STATUTE] 1. to set up; establish; found; introduce 2 …   English World dictionary

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