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To inaugurate, originate, or establish. In Civil Law, to direct an individual who was named as heir in a will to pass over the estate to another designated person, known as the substitute.

For example, to institute an action is to commence it by the filing of a complaint.

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INSTITUTE, Scotch law. The person first called in the tailzie; the rest, or the heirs of tailzie, are called substitutes. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot. 3, 8, 8. See Tailzie, Heir of; Substitutes.
     2. In the civil law, an institute is one who is appointed heir by testament, and is required to give the estate devised to another person, who is called the substitute.

TO INSTITUTE. To name or to make an heir by testament. Dig. 28, 5, 65. To make an accusation; to commence an action.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Otro colaborador frecuente de La Escuela Normal fue el presbitero Martin Lleras quien publica con Hotschick en 1872 El primer libro de lectura, tambien aparece entero en la revista Pedagogia, de los deberes particulares de los institutores y como deben cumplirlos.
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Supongamos, dice, que en una leccion de historia, el institutor debe abordar algunos hechos historicos con cierta severidad para unos y indulgencia para los otros, lo que parecera a los padres de familia, un discurso marcado por la injusticia y la parcialidad; ahora supongamos que a proposito de una leccion de moral, el instituto se encuentra abocado a exponer razones filosoficas que llevan a los estudiantes a dudar de la existencia de Dios y a negarlo.
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