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institution

(ĭn′stĭ-to͞o′shən, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. The act of instituting: the institution of reforms.
2.
a. A custom, practice, relationship, or behavioral pattern of importance in the life of a community or society: the institutions of marriage and the family.
b. Informal One long associated with a specified place, position, or function.
3.
a. An established organization or foundation, especially one dedicated to education, public service, or culture.
b. A building or complex of buildings housing such an organization.
c. A building or complex of buildings housing people who need special services, such as orphans or people with mental disabilities.

institution

Any public or private entity or agency, or medical or dental facility where clinical trials are conducted.
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For, according to the order of nature, which is quite superior to our will, it stands thus; there will always be a government of force where men are selfish; and when they are pure enough to abjure the code of force they will be wise enough to see how these public ends of the post-office, of the highway, of commerce and the exchange of property, of museums and libraries, of institutions of art and science can be answered.
The parents were easily induced to consent to her coming to Boston, and on the 4th of October, 1837, they brought her to the Institution.
Above all, I sincerely believe that the public institutions and charities of this capital of Massachusetts are as nearly perfect, as the most considerate wisdom, benevolence, and humanity, can make them.
It is a great and pleasant feature of all such institutions in America, that they are either supported by the State or assisted by the State; or (in the event of their not needing its helping hand) that they act in concert with it, and are emphatically the people's.
That is, the institution, by the people of the United States, of a civil government, to guard and protect and defend them all.
The whole substance of human authority was centred in the simple doctrine of royal prerogative, the origin of which was always traced in theory to divine institution.
I jumped up to reply, amid the counter-cheering of the loose-thinkers; but before I could say a word the President of the Institution and the rector of the parish came into the room.
The Duskydale Institution occupied a badly-repaired ten-roomed house, with a great flimsy saloon built at one side of it, smelling of paint and damp plaster, and called the Lecture Theater.
I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution--which amendment, however, I have not seen--has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service.
There is a marked similarity, almost an identity, between the religious institutions of most of the Polynesian islands, and in all exists the mysterious 'Taboo', restricted in its uses to a greater or less extent.
My dear sir," said the Distinguished Advocate of Republican Institutions, without removing his eyes from the horizon, "you wander away into the strangest irrelevancies
After he had learnt what the institutions of Germany could teach him, he gave the French a turn next, and the Italians a turn after that.

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