institutionalize(redirected from institutionalising)
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Etymology: L, instituere, to put in place
to place a person in an institution for psychological or physical treatment or for the protection of the person or society. institutionalization, n., institutionalized, adj.
v to place a person in a health care or custodial facility for psychologic or physical treatment or for the protection of the person or society.