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An organization founded for a religious, educational, professional, or social purpose
“Shermer argues that religion is a social institution resulting from evolutionary development for the purpose of promoting myths and encouraging altruism.”
An established law or practice
“Undoubtedly the fact that the institution of slavery froze billions of dollars of capital into human beings was of great importance in maintaining this way of life.”
An organization providing residential care for people with special needs
“A high level of discipline and organisation was regarded as very necessary for a residential institution catering for upwards of 800 boys.”
The action of instituting something
“A central feature of the new legislation, in contrast, is the institution of a permit system granting water rights for 20 years.”
A public organization with a particular purpose or function
“… a charitable institution devoted to raising funds to feed the hungry.”
A person who has long been associated with a place or activity
“… an actor who has been a Broadway institution for decades.”
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