Meaning of “the Women's Institute” in the English Dictionary

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"the Women's Institute" in British English

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the Women's Institutenoun [ + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌwɪm.ɪnz ˈɪn.stɪ.tʃuːt/ us /ˌwɪm.ɪnz ˈɪn.stə.tuːt/ abbreviation the WI

a British organization consisting of groups of women who meet for social and cultural activities:

She's an active member of the Women's Institute and is always organizing talks for her local group.

(Definition of “the Women's Institute” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)