In´sti`tute   Pronunciation: ĭn´stĭ`tūt
p. a.1.Established; organized; founded.
They have but few laws. For to a people so instruct and institute, very few to suffice.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
v. t.1.To set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc.
2.To originate and establish; to found; to organize; as, to institute a court, or a society.
3.To nominate; to appoint.
4.To begin; to commence; to set on foot; as, to institute an inquiry; to institute a suit.
5.To ground or establish in principles and rudiments; to educate; to instruct.
6.(Eccl. Law) To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.
1.The act of instituting; institution.
2.That which is instituted, established, or fixed, as a law, habit, or custom.
3.Hence: An elementary and necessary principle; a precept, maxim, or rule, recognized as established and authoritative; usually in the plural, a collection of such principles and precepts; esp., a comprehensive summary of legal principles and decisions; as, the Institutes of Justinian; Coke's Institutes of the Laws of England. Cf. Digest, n.
They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy.
- Burke.
4.An institution; a society established for the promotion of learning, art, science, etc.; a college; as, the Institute of Technology; The Massachusetts Institute of Technology; also, a building owned or occupied by such an institute; as, the Cooper Institute.
5.(Scots Law) The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.
Institutes of medicine
theoretical medicine; that department of medical science which attempts to account philosophically for the various phenomena of health as well as of disease; physiology applied to the practice of medicine.
- Dunglison.
Noun1.institute - an association organized to promote art or science or education
Verb1.institute - set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department"
2.institute - avance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute proceedings"
Synonyms: bring

INSTITUTE, Scotch law. The person first called in the tailzie; the rest, or the heirs of tailzie, are called substitutes. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. 3, 8, 8. See Tailzie, Heir of; Substitutes.
     2. In the civil law, an institute is one who is appointed heir by testament, and is required to give the estate devised to another person, who is called the substitute.

TO INSTITUTE. To name or to make an heir by testament. Dig. 28, 5, 65. To make an accusation; to commence an action.

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Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique
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Institutes of medicine
Institution of heir
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