ETYM Latin institutum: cf. French institut. Related to Institute.
An association organized to promote art or science or education.
ETYM Latin institutio: cf. French institution.
1. A building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated.
2. A custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society.
3. An organization founded and united for a specific purpose; SYN. establishment.