instauration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n instauration the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult","the foundation of a new scientific society"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Instauration Restoration after decay, lapse, or dilapidation; renewal; repair; renovation; renaissance. "Some great catastrophe or . . . instauration ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n instauration Restoration; renewal; repair.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Instauration in-stawr-ā′shun restoration: renewal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. instauratio,: cf. F. instauration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. instaurāre, -ātum, to restore.

Usage

In literature:

Omnium artium et scientiarum instaurator.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Instaure (je), 109, 687.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

no trumpets, no solemn instauration, no change;
no commissions, ladies high in soulful praise
(pal) none,
costumes as usual, turtleneck sweaters, loafers,
in & among the busy Many who brays
art is if anything fun.
"Dream Song 125:" Bards freezing, naked, up to the neck in water"" by John Berryman