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institutionalism

[in-sti-too-shuh-nl-iz-uh m, -tyoo-] /ˌɪn stɪˈtu ʃə nlˌɪz əm, -ˈtyu-/
noun
1.
the system of institutions or organized societies devoted to public, charitable, or similar purposes.
2.
strong attachment to established institutions, as of religion.
3.
the policy or practice of using public institutions to house and care for people considered incapable of caring for themselves.
4.
the belief or policy that a church must maintain institutions of education, welfare, etc., for its members.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; institutional + -ism
Related forms
institutionalist, noun
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institutionalism

/ˌɪnstɪˈtjuːʃənəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the system of or belief in institutions
Derived Forms
institutionalist, noun
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