Definition of institutionally in English:



  • 1As or by an institution.

    ‘institutionally sanctioned religious practices’
    • ‘Last year, the institutionally sober publication wrote a highly scathing article about CSR, pouring a large bucket of cold water over the trend.’
    • ‘Among the unexamined assumptions in his book is that the abuse of children by immature, institutionally protected priests is something new.’
    • ‘Institutionally, the European Union has one seat in the WTO.’
    • ‘The new economists remain within the mainstream and do not form new schools of their own, institutionally isolated from more conventional departments.’
    • ‘Institutionally, the academy was an arm of the depatment.’
    • ‘In the past, the CIO has been institutionally separate.’
    • ‘One reason that public libraries, parks, and land trusts serve the commons is because they are institutionally designed to serve everyone.’
    • ‘Governing activities are often executed by distinct boards, councils, or designated officials institutionally distinguished from those who manage.’
    • ‘The securities commission was institutionally too weak, and legal authority too dispersed, to inhibit questionable activities.’
    • ‘The Russian Orthodox Church has always been institutionally powerful, even when functioning within strict limits.’
    1. 1.1As a convention or norm in an organization or culture.
      ‘the report claimed the organization was institutionally racist’
      • ‘a criminal justice system institutionally biased in favor of the offender’
      • ‘From theory we can extract impersonal, institutionally approved reasons for liking art.’
      • ‘In a culture where politicians are misunderstood and institutionally disliked, politics generally suffers and bad government ensues.’
      • ‘This is an image fit for art taken seriously—which is to say, art defined institutionally—the art everyone knows is art.’
      • ‘Fascism differs from authoritarian conservatism institutionally.’
      • ‘Far from indicating "market failure," these are the natural frictions of economic life that are excluded from the institutionally barren world of neoclassical theory.’
      • ‘While we may not be medieval England, we remain a country in which violence is pervasive, learned early, and institutionally sponsored.’
      • ‘The new millennium has prompted an onslaught of institutionally engineered revisionism.’
      • ‘The counterpart of this institutionally enriched ontological characterization is fundamental uncertainty with the possibility of some knowledge.’
      • ‘His work asks important questions about the assumptions of institutionally approved culture, traditional historiographies of iconic places, and society in general.’
      • ‘They are creating an environment institutionally detrimental to the creation and display of politicized artwork.’



/ˌinstəˈt(y)o͞oSH(ə)n(ə)lē/ /ˌɪnstəˈt(j)uʃ(ə)n(ə)li/