American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Institute

IN’STITUTE, v.t. [L. instituo; in and statuo,to set.]

1. To establish; to appoint; to enact; to form and prescribe; as, to institute laws; to institute rules and regulations.

2. To found; to originate and establish, as to institute a new order of nobility; to institute a court.

3. To ground or establish in principles; to educate; to instruct; as, to institute children in the principles of a science.

4. To begin; to commence; to set in operation; as, to institute an inquiry; to institute a suit.

5. To invest with the spiritual part of a benefice or the care of souls.

IN’STITUTE, n. [L. institutum.]

1. Established law; settled order.

2. Precept; maxim; principle.

To make the Stoic institutes thy own.

3. A book of elements or principles; particularly, a work containing the principles of the Roman law.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Institute," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 26, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8MRFWNZJY9KX782.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Institute." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 26 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8MRFWNZJY9KX782.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Institute' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 26 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8MRFWNZJY9KX782.