institutor

institutor

[in-sti-too-ter, -tyoo-]
noun
1.
a person who institutes or founds.
2.
Protestant Episcopal Church. a person who institutes a minister into a parish or church.
Also, instituter.


Origin:
1540–50; < Late Latin institūtor, equivalent to institū-, stem of instituere to institute + -tor -tor

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institute (ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt)
 
vb (foll by in or into)
1.  to organize; establish
2.  to initiate: to institute a practice
3.  to establish in a position or office; induct
4.  to install (a clergyman) in a church
 
n
5.  an organization founded for particular work, such as education, promotion of the arts, or scientific research
6.  the building where such an organization is situated
7.  something instituted, esp a rule, custom, or precedent
 
[C16: from Latin instituere, from statuere to place, stand]
 
'institutor
 
n
 
'instituter
 
n

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