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 for institute
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Institute \In"sti*tute\ ([i^]n"st[i^]*t[=u]t), p. a. [L.
     institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to
     instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set.
     See Statute.]
     Established; organized; founded. [Obs.]
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           They have but few laws. For to a people so instruct and
           institute, very few to suffice.          --Robynson
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Institute \In"sti*tute\ ([i^]n"st[i^]*t[=u]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
     p. Instituted ([i^]n"st[i^]*t[=u]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
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     1. To set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws,
        rules, etc.
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     2. To originate and establish; to found; to organize; as, to
        institute a court, or a society.
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              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.
                                                    (Decl. of
                                                    Indep. ).
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     3. To nominate; to appoint. [Obs.]
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              We institute your Grace
              To be our regent in these parts of France. --Shak.
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     4. To begin; to commence; to set on foot; as, to institute an
        inquiry; to institute a suit.
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              And haply institute
              A course of learning and ingenious studies. --Shak.
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     5. To ground or establish in principles and rudiments; to
        educate; to instruct. [Obs.]
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              If children were early instituted, knowledge would
              insensibly insinuate itself.          --Dr. H. More.
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     6. (Eccl. Law) To invest with the spiritual charge of a
        benefice, or the care of souls. --Blackstone.
     Syn: To originate; begin; commence; establish; found; erect;
          organize; appoint; ordain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Institute \In"sti*tute\, n. [L. institutum: cf. F. institut. See
     Institute, v. t. & a.]
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     1. The act of instituting; institution. [Obs.] "Water
        sanctified by Christ's institute." --Milton.
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     2. That which is instituted, established, or fixed, as a law,
        habit, or custom. --Glover.
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     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.
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              They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy.
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              To make the Stoics' institutes thy own. --Dryden.
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     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.
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     5. (Scots Law) The person to whom an estate is first given by
        destination or limitation. --Tomlins.
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     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. --Dunglison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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, institute]
      2: advance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute
         proceedings" [syn: institute, bring]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "institute":
     Schule, academy, alliance, association, author, bear, beget, begin,
     breed, bring about, bring forth, bring to effect, bring to pass,
     bring up, broach, cause, christen, commence, conceive, constitute,
     create, decree, decretum, do, ecole, edict,
     educational institution, effect, effectuate, engender, escuela,
     establish, establishment, father, float, form, found, foundation,
     generate, gestate, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to,
     give rise to, guild, inaugurate, incept, induct, initiate, install,
     institution, introduce, launch, law, league, lift up, make,
     materialize, occasion, ordinance, organization, organize,
     originate, pioneer, precept, prescript, produce, raise, realize,
     regulation, ring in, rule, scholastic institution, school,
     seminary, set afloat, set agoing, set on foot, set up, sire,
     society, start, start going, start up, statute,
     teaching institution, turn on, usher in, work

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INSTITUTE, Scotch law. The person first called in the tailzie; the rest, or 
  the heirs of tailzie, are called substitutes. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. 3, 8, 8. 
  See Tailzie, Heir of; Substitutes. 
       2. In the civil law, an institute is one who is appointed heir by 
  testament, and is required to give the estate devised to another person, who 
  is called the substitute. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INSTITUTES. The principles or first elements of jurisprudence.
       2. Many books have borne the title of Institutes. Among the most 
  celebrated in the common law, are the Institutes of Lord Coke, which, 
  however, on account of the want of arrangement and the diffusion with which 
  his books are written, bear but little the character of Institutes; in the, 
  civil law the most generally known are those of Caius, Justinian, and 
       3. The Institutes of Caius are an abridgment of the Roman law, composed 
  by the celebrated lawyer Caius or Gaius, who lived during th e reign of 
  Marcus Aurelius. 
       4. The Institutes of Justinian, so called, because they are, as it 
  were, masters and instructors to the. ignorant, and show an easy way to the 
  obtaining of the knowledge of the law, are an abridgment of the Code and of 
  the Digest, composed by order of that emperor: his intention in this 
  composition was to give a summary knowledge of the law to those persons not 
  versed in it, and particularly to merchants. The lawyers employed to make 
  this book, were Tribonian, Theophilus, and Dorotheus. The work was first 
  published in the year 533, and received the sanction of statute law, by 
  order of the emperor. The Institutes of Justinian are divided into four 
  books: each book is divided into two titles, and each title into parts. The 
  first part is called principium, because it is the commencement of the 
  title; those which follow are numbered and called paragraphs. The work 
  treats of the rights of persons, of things, and of actions. The first book 
  treats of persons; the second, third, and the first five titles of the 
  fourth book, of things; and the remainder of the fourth book, of actions. 
  This work has been much admired on account of its order and Scientific 
  arrangement, which presents, at a single glance, the whole jurisprudence of 
  the Romans. It is too little known and studied. The late Judge Cooper, of 
  Pennsylvania, published an edition with valuable notes. 
       5. The Institutes of Theophilus are a paraphrase of those of Justinian, 
  composed in Greek, by a lawyer of that name, by order of the emperor Phocas. 
  Vide 1 Kent, Com. 538; Profession d'Avocat tom. ii. n. 536, page 95; Introd. 
  a l'Etude du Droit Romain, p. 124; Dict. de Jurisp. h. t.; Merl. Rpert. h. 
  t.; Encyclopdie de d'Alembert, h. t. 

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