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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of institute.


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  • Things weren't looking to good back in 2005 or even into 2006, but wide-sweeping policy changes instituted from the DoD and DoS on down to the military unit level has made the situation there improve dramatically.

    Clinton: McCain's '2013' speech like 'Mission Accomplished'

  • Informing just before a news story comes out with the program the committee was suposed to already know about when it was instituted, is at best, showing the administration knew it was breaking the law, otherwise they never would have bothered telling the Intelligence Committee at all.

    Think Progress » Feinstein: I Wasn’t Briefed On Bank Records Program Until Administration Knew NYT Was Publishing

  • Criticism is rather more directed toward the robber baron philosophy, welfare for corporate friends, cronyism, suppression of policies (instituted from the depression on) that ameliorate conditions for poor, elderly, disabled, and deprived children, and the general tone of disservice to the public that characterizes this administration.

    Sadie Hawkins day on cable « BuzzMachine

  • Among the early reforms which Britain instituted after. taking over the administration of the island in 1878 was the grant of a constitution which provided for a legislative council containing a majority which provided for a legislative council containing a majority of elected members.

    The Cyprus Question

  • The way of worship which Christ has instituted is rational and intellectual, and refined from those external rites and ceremonies with which the Old-Testament worship was both clouded and clogged.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • The State Department is marking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month - a designation instituted by President Obama last year - with something much more lasting than a parade. - Articles related to Is homosexuality in hip-hop trapped in the closet?

  • Neither is a name instituted by which it ought to be called; for it is neither a sentence, nor a negation*.


  • And brought her, etc Moses now relates that marriage was divinely instituted, which is especially useful to be known; for since Adam did not take a wife to himself at his own will, but received her as offered and appropriated to him by God, the sanctity of marriage hence more clearly appears, because we recognize God as its Author.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • A resolution on the issue of Political Prisoners, most of whom are still serving prison terms instituted by the previous regime.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Not yet, however, was the power of the keys instituted, which is derived from Christ's Passion, and consequently it was not yet ordained that a man should grieve for his sin, with the purpose of submitting himself by confession and satisfaction to the keys of the Church, in the hope of receiving forgiveness through the power of Christ's Passion.

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition


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