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noun American English pronunciation: institution /ˌɪnstɪˈtuʃ(ə)n/ 
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pluralinstitutions

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  1. 2
    [countable] an important tradition on which society is based

    We need to respect their beliefs, traditions, and social institutions.

    institution of:

    the institution of marriage

  2. 3
    [uncountable] the introduction of a system, rule, or policy
    institution of:

    the institution of a state lottery

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