Institute etymology


English word institute comes from Latin statuo, Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.)

Etymology of institute

Detailed word origin of institute

Dictionary entry Language Definition
statuo Latin (lat) I decide, make up (my mind). I erect. I establish, determine, fix (the form or character of). I hold up, stop, end. I set up, station (in an upright position).
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
instituo Latin (lat) I build. I make (something) a habit, practice, or custom. I set up, establish, found or institute.
institutus Latin (lat)
institutum Latin (lat) Custom, principle. Decree. Habit. Institution. Intention.
institut French (fr) Institute.
institute English (en) (legal, Scotland) The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.. (obsolete) That which is instituted, established, or fixed, such as a law, habit, or custom.. (obsolete) The act of instituting; institution.. An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects. An organization founded to promote a cause. The building housing such an institution.

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