Synonyms of institution


1. institution, establishment, organization, organisation

usage: an organization founded and united for a specific purpose

2. institution, establishment

usage: an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated

3. institution, custom, tradition

usage: a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society; "the institution of marriage"; "the institution of slavery"; "he had become an institution in the theater"

4. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration, beginning, start, commencement

usage: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"

5. mental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylum, hospital, infirmary

usage: a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person

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