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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of institutionalize.
  • adj. of or relating to something that has been established as an institution
  • adj. of or relating to someone who has been committed to an institution, such as a prison or an insane asylum

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  • adj. officially placed in or committed to a specialized institution
  • adj. given the character of an institution or incorporated into a structured and usually well-established system


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  • "It's heartbreaking," she said of the trend, which she classified as institutionalized racism.

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  • The behaviors learned and shaped in institutionalized living and/or in foster care placement, as well as those which result due to a major disruption in life, require special attention.

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  • That we put the unlucky, emotionally stunted, brain-damaged and sociopathic of us in institutionalized hell on earth is a test for the rest of us.

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  • It is a pathetic sight to travel through Russia and some of the East European countries -- everywhere there is decay and poverty and people that have been institutionalized from the cradle to the coffin.

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  • If the status of Quebec as a political minority is once again institutionalized, while complicating the system more than ever, by the same token we would also make recrimination, political blackmail and constant vetoes a permanent feature of our affairs.

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  • Given all of these examples, what are you calling institutionalized racism?

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  • They couldn’t have dreamed up a better ‘marketing package’ than torture, institutionalized from the Pres and VP through their acolytes at DoJ — with Yoo a key player.

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  • And social sanctions, which can be described as institutionalized moral suasion, are possibly even more important than legal sanctions in promoting healthy economic activity, as well as healthy sexual activity.

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  • They are also stabilized when they allow what Merton 1957: 318 called institutionalized evasions.

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  • "Here I am, subjected to something that can only be described as institutionalized bullying," said Hatch, who spent nine months in prisons in five states.

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