American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Adherence to or belief in established forms, especially belief in organized religion.
- n. Use of public institutions for the care of people who are physically or mentally disabled, criminally delinquent, or incapable of independent living.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being institutional; in theology, the spirit which lays great emphasis on the institutions of religion.
“Christianity, as opposed to institutionalism, is gaining ground, Individual religious experience as opposed to external authority is becoming "The impregnable rock" of faith.”
“A brief comment about the new foreword; BXVI, intelligently, says that the mystic eastern religions, 'part of them', distance themselves from institutionalism and dogma.”
“It is a similar British institutionalism that has made relations with "traditional" media companies agonisingly difficult.”
“As the rightwing consolidates power and its own perverse brand of institutionalism, they feel like they´re looking down the barrel of a gun as far as their rights and safety are concerned.”
“They're disillusioned at his "isms" -- his centrism, pragmatism, incrementalism, and institutionalism.”
“I totally understand the view! from where I stand it is all about institutionalism and the fact that int`l law is a significant variable in world politics and in course of foreign policy making. of course those permanent members who oppose harsher sanctions against Iran are more likely to intervene in our scenario, calculation of odds for such reaction however exceeds my capacity for I am just a lawyer.”
“Unlike de Sá, Mika Ojakangas subscribes to what Louis Althusser would have called "an epistemological break" in Schmitt's corpus, expressed in the turn from the decisionism of his early thought to the institutionalism of his "mature" writings.”
“The next tactic of so called Progressives, in trying to destroy the home as God would have it, is to try and dig up some dirt on a homeschool family or a Christian family, to show that institutionalism would have been better.”
“Ensminger examines these questions from the perspective of the new institutionalism.”
“The new institutionalism in sociology is a particularly promising prism through which to understand a lot of social behavior and change.”
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