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Adjective: institutionalised  ,in-sti't(y)oo-shu-nu,lIzd
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: institutionalized)
  1. Officially placed in or committed to a specialized institution
    "had hopes of rehabilitating the institutionalised juvenile delinquents";
    - institutionalized
  2. Given the character of an institution or incorporated into a structured and usually well-established system
    "institutionalised graft";
    - institutionalized
Verb: institutionalise  ,in-sti't(y)oo-shu-nu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: institutionalize)
  1. Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    "After the second episode, she had to be institutionalised";
    - commit, institutionalize, send, charge
  2. Establish as a normal practice
    - institutionalize

See also: institutional

Type of: transfer

Encyclopedia: Institutionalised