Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who institutes, establishes, or founds; a founder, organizer, or originator.
  • noun In the Anglican Ch., one who institutes a clergyman as rector or vicar of a parish; the bishop instituting or a presbyter appointed by him to perform the office of institution.
  • noun An instructor; one who educates.
  • noun Also spelled instituter.

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

  • noun One who institutes, founds, ordains, or establishes.
  • noun obsolete One who educates; an instructor.
  • noun (Episcopal Church) A presbyter appointed by the bishop to institute a rector or assistant minister over a parish church.

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

  • noun One who institutes something.
  • noun obsolete One who educates; an instructor.
  • noun obsolete A presbyter appointed by the bishop to institute a rector or assistant minister over a parish church.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin: compare French instituteur. Equivalent to institute +‎ -or.

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