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īnstitūtiō f (genitive īnstitūtiōnis); third declension

  1. disposition, arrangement
  2. custom, manner
  3. instruction, education
  4. institution


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative īnstitūtiō īnstitūtiōnēs
genitive īnstitūtiōnis īnstitūtiōnum
dative īnstitūtiōnī īnstitūtiōnibus
accusative īnstitūtiōnem īnstitūtiōnēs
ablative īnstitūtiōne īnstitūtiōnibus
vocative īnstitūtiō īnstitūtiōnēs



  • institutio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • institutio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “institutio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • institutio in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the teaching of children: disciplina (institutio) puerilis (not liberorum)