Meaning of 'institution'

Find the meaning of the word ‘institution’

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Meaning of ‘institution’

5 definitions found.



the act of starting something for the first time

Synonyms: initiation


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

Synonyms: mental hospital psychiatric hospital mental institution mental home insane asylum asylum


a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society

Example: "the institution of marriage"


an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

Synonyms: establishment

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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