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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·sti·tute /ˈɪn(t)stəˌtut, ˌtjut/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·sti·tute p. a.  Established; organized; founded. [Obs.]
    They have but few laws. For to a people so instruct and institute, very few to suffice.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·sti·tute v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instituted p. pr. & vb. n. Instituting.]
 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.
    Whenever any from of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government.   --Jefferson (Decl. of Indep. ).
 3. To nominate; to appoint. [Obs.]
 We institute your Grace
 To be our regent in these parts of France.   --Shak.
 4. To begin; to commence; to set on foot; as, to institute an inquiry; to institute a suit.
 And haply institute
 A course of learning and ingenious studies.   --Shak.
 5. To ground or establish in principles and rudiments; to educate; to instruct. [Obs.]
    If children were early instituted, knowledge would insensibly insinuate itself.   --Dr. H. More.
 6. Eccl. Law To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.
 Syn: -- To originate; begin; commence; establish; found; erect; organize; appoint; ordain.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·sti·tute, n.
 1. The act of instituting; institution. [Obs.] “Water sanctified by Christ's institute.”
 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.
    To make the Stoics' institutes thy own.   --Dryden.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : an association organized to promote art or science or
      v 1: set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new
           department" [syn: establish, found, plant, constitute]
      2: avance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute
         proceedings" [syn: bring]