from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Adherence to the established religion, or to established codes of conduct
- n. The use of public institutions in health care and social services
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being institutional; in theology, the spirit which lays great emphasis on the institutions of religion.
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