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English definition of “institution”

institution

noun [C]  /ˌɪn·stɪˈtu·ʃən/ us  

institution noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

an organization that exists to serve a public purpose such as education or support for people who need help: a charitable/educational/scientific institution An institution of higher learning is a college or university.

institution noun [C] (CUSTOM)

a custom or practice that has existed for a long time and is accepted as an important part of a society: the institution of marriage
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