Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending or intended to institute or establish.
  • Established; depending on institution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Tending or intended to institute; having the power to establish.
  • adjective Established; depending on, or characterized by, institution or order.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Tending or intended to institute; having the power to establish.
  • adjective Established; depending on, or characterized by, institution or order.

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Examples

  • HAVING set forth, in the two preceding chapters, the nature of a commonwealth institutive, by the consent of many men together; I come now to speak of dominion, or a body politic by acquisition, which is commonly called a patrimonial kingdom.

    The Elements of Law Natural and Politic

  • Servants immediate to the supreme master, are discharged of their servitude or subjection in the same manner that subjects are released of their allegiance in a commonwealth institutive.

    The Elements of Law Natural and Politic

  • Concerning the first of these three titles, it is handled before in the two last chapters; for from thence cometh the right of sovereigns over their subjects in a commonwealth institutive.

    The Elements of Law Natural and Politic

  • "We have the skills, we have the institutive knowledge," Rathod said.

    The Brown Daily Herald RSS

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