Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of instituere, from statuere 'to set up'

institute

2 verb
     
institute2 [transitive] formal
to introduce or start a system, rule, legal process etc:
We had no choice but to institute court proceedings against the airline.

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