2. That which instituted or established; as: (a) Established order, method, or custom; enactment; ordinance; permanent form of law or polity.

The nature of our people,
Our city's institutions.

(b) An established or organized society or corporation; an establishment, especially of a public character, or affecting a community; a foundation; as, a literary institution; a charitable institution; also, a building or the buildings occupied or used by such organization; as, the Smithsonian Institution. (c) Anything forming a characteristic and persistent feature in social or national life or habits.

We ordered a lunch (the most delightful of English institutions, next to dinner) to be ready against our return.

3. That which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute. [Obs.]

There is another manuscript, of above three hundred years old, . . . being an institution of physic.

(In`sti*tu"tion*al) a.

1. Pertaining to, or treating of, institutions; as, institutional legends.

Institutional writers as Rousseau.
J. S. Mill.

2. Instituted by authority.

3. Elementary; rudimental.

(In`sti*tu"tion*a*ry) a.

1. Relating to an institution, or institutions.

2. Containing the first principles or doctrines; elemental; rudimentary.

(In"sti*tu`tist) n. A writer or compiler of, or a commentator on, institutes. [R.] Harvey.

(In"sti*tu`tive) a.

1. Tending or intended to institute; having the power to establish. Barrow.

2. Established; depending on, or characterized by, institution or order. "Institutive decency." Milton.

(In"sti*tu`tive*ly) adv. In conformity with an institution. Harrington.

(In"sti*tu`tor) n. [L.: cf. F. instituteur.]

1. One who institutes, founds, ordains, or establishes.

2. One who educates; an instructor. [Obs.] Walker.

3. (Episcopal Church) A presbyter appointed by the bishop to institute a rector or assistant minister over a parish church.

(In*stop") v. t. To stop; to close; to make fast; as, to instop the seams. [Obs.] Dryden.

(In*store") v. t. [See Instaurate, Store.] To store up; to inclose; to contain. [Obs.] Wyclif.

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