Institution etymology


English word institution comes from Latin statuo, French instituer ((transitive) to bring forth. (transitive) to institute.), Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.)

Etymology of institution

Detailed word origin of institution

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).
instituer French (fr) (transitive) to bring forth. (transitive) to institute.
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.
instituere Latin (lat)
institutio Latin (lat) Custom, manner. Disposition, arrangement. Institution. Instruction, education.
institution French (fr) Institution.
institution English (en) (informal) A person similarly long established in a place, position, or field.. (informal) Other places or businesses similarly long established and respected.. (obsolete) That which institutes or instructs, particularly a textbook or system of elements or rules.. A custom or practice of a society or community.. An organization similarly long established and respected, particularly one [...]

Words with the same origin as institution

Descendants of statuo

constitution institute statue