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institutionalized

adjective
     
in‧sti‧tu‧tion‧al‧ized also institutionalised British English
1 institutionalized attitudes and behaviour have existed for a long time in an organization and have become accepted as normal even though they are bad
institutionalized racism/sexism etc
institutionalized corruption within the state
2 someone who has become institutionalized has lived for a long time in a prison, mental hospital etc and now cannot easily live outside one
3 forming part of a society or system:
institutionalised democracy

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