institutionalism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in"sti-t'shu-nl-iz"um, -ty'-), [key]
- the system of institutions or organized societies devoted to public, charitable, or similar purposes.
- strong attachment to established institutions, as of religion.
- the policy or practice of using public institutions to house and care for people considered incapable of caring for themselves.
- the belief or policy that a church must maintain institutions of education, welfare, etc., for its members.