Word of the Day Archive
Sunday June 24, 2012
1. Renewal; restoration; renovation; repair.
2. Obsolete. An act of instituting something; establishment.
Warm friendship, indeed, he felt for her; but whatever that might have done towards the instauration of a former dream was now hopelessly barred by the rivalry of the thing itself in the guise of a lineal successor.
-- Thomas Hardy, The Well-Beloved
For the first time since the instauration of the Republic of Cuba, the military caste was going to have to manage on its own.
-- Norberto Fuentes and Anna Kushner, The Autobiography of Fidel Castro
Instauration is derived from the Latin word instaurātiōn- which meant "a renewing" or "repeating".