in·sti·tute 1 vt -tut·ed, -tut·ing
1: to establish in a particular position or office; specif in the civil law of Louisiana: to appoint as heir see also instituted heir at heir
2: to get started: bring
institute 2 n
1: an elementary principle recognized as authoritative
2 pl: a collection of principles; esp: a legal compendium

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun academy, association, coalition, college, concern, conlegium, educational institution, establishment, firm, foundation, guild, house, institution, institution of learning, lyceum, organization, place of education, school, society, sodalitas, syndicate, system, union, university associated concepts: business institution, charitable institution, educational institution, financial institution, lending institution, literary institution, penal institution, philanthropic institution, private institution, public institution II index admit (give access), building (structure), cause, chamber (body), commence, company (enterprise), constitute (establish), corporation, create, embark, establish (launch), facility (institution), foundation (organization), generate, initiate, invest (vest), launch (initiate), legislate, maintain (commence), make, organization (association), organize (unionize), originate, pass (approve), preface, produce (manufacture), society

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To begin, establish, or inaugurate; to commence legal proceedings.
(1) An organization with a particular purpose, often an authority in a particular field.
(2) A commentary on legal principles.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

To inaugurate, originate, or establish. In civil law, to direct an individual who was named as heir in a will to pass over the estate to another designated person, known as the substitute.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

To inaugurate, originate, or establish. In civil law, to direct an individual who was named as heir in a will to pass over the estate to another designated person, known as the substitute.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.


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