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Institution vs. Company — What's the Difference?

Institution vs. Company — What's the Difference?

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Institution

Institutions, according to Samuel P. Huntington, are "stable, valued, recurring patterns of behavior". Institutions can refer to mechanisms which govern the behavior of a set of individuals within a given community, and are identified with a social purpose, transcending individuals and intentions by mediating the rules that govern living behavior.
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Company

A company, abbreviated as co., is a legal entity representing an association of people, whether natural, legal or a mixture of both, with a specific objective. Company members share a common purpose and unite to achieve specific, declared goals.
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Institution

The act of instituting
The institution of reforms.
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Company

A commercial business
A company director
A shipping company
The Ford Motor Company
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Institution

A custom, practice, relationship, or behavioral pattern of importance in the life of a community or society
The institutions of marriage and the family.
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Company

The fact or condition of being with another or others, especially in a way that provides friendship and enjoyment
I really enjoy his company
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Institution

(Informal) One long associated with a specified place, position, or function.
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Company

A number of individuals gathered together
The Mayor addressed the assembled company
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Institution

An established organization or foundation, especially one dedicated to education, public service, or culture.
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Company

A flock of wigeon (ducks)
A company of wigeons occasionally numbers several thousand birds
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Institution

A building or complex of buildings housing such an organization.
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Company

Associate with; keep company with
These men which have companied with us all this time
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Institution

A building or complex of buildings housing people who need special services, such as orphans or people with mental disabilities.
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Company

A group of persons
A company of scientists.
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Institution

A custom or practice of a society or community.
The institution of marriage is present in many cultures but its details vary widely across them.
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Company

One's companions or associates
Moved in fast company.
Is known by the company she keeps.
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Institution

A long established and respected organization, particularly one involved with education, public service, or charity work.
The University of the South Pacific is the only internationally accredited institution of higher education in Oceania.
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Company

A guest or guests
Had company for the weekend.
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Institution

The building or buildings which house such an organization.
He's been in an institution since the crash.
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Company

The state of friendly companionship; fellowship
Was grateful for her company.
Friends who finally parted company.
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Institution

A mental institution.
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Company

A business enterprise; a firm.
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Institution

(informal) Any long established and respected place or business.
Over time, the local pub has become something of an institution.
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Company

A partner or partners not specifically named in a firm's title
Lee Rogers and Company.
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Institution

(informal) A person long established in a place, position, or field.
She's not just any old scholar; she is an institution.
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Company

A troupe of dramatic or musical performers
A repertory company.
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Institution

The act of instituting something.
The institution of higher speed limits was a popular move but increased the severity of crashes.
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Company

A subdivision of a military regiment or battalion that constitutes the lowest administrative unit. It is usually under the command of a captain and is made up of at least two platoons.
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Institution

(Christianity) The act by which a bishop commits a cure of souls to a priest. en
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Company

A unit of firefighters.
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Institution

(obsolete) That which institutes or instructs, particularly a textbook or system of elements or rules.
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Company

A ship's crew and officers. See Usage Note at collective noun.
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Institution

The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school.
The institution of God's law is described as being established by solemn injunction.
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Company

To accompany or associate with.
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Institution

Instruction; education.
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Company

To keep company with someone; associate.
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Institution

That which instituted or established
The nature of our people,Our city's institutions.
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Company

A team; a group of people who work together professionally.
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Institution

An established or organized society or corporation; an establishment, especially of a public character, or affecting a community; a foundation; as, a literary institution; a charitable institution; also, a building or the buildings occupied or used by such organization; as, the Smithsonian Institution.
We ordered a lunch (the most delightful of English institutions, next to dinner) to be ready against our return.
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Company

A group of individuals who work together for a common purpose.
A company of actors.
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Institution

That which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute.
There is another manuscript, of above three hundred years old, . . . being an institution of physic.
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Company

(military) A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion.
The boys in Company C
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Institution

An organization founded and united for a specific purpose
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Company

A unit of firefighters and their equipment.
It took six companies to put out the fire.
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Institution

An establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated
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Company

(nautical) The entire crew of a ship.
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Institution

A custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society;
The institution of marriage
The institution of slavery
He had become an institution in the theater
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Company

An intelligence service.
As he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.
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Institution

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
He regards the fork as a modern introduction
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Company

A small group of birds or animals.
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Institution

A hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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Company

(legal) An entity having legal personality, and thus able to own property and to sue and be sued in its own name; a corporation.
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Company

(business) Any business, whether incorporated or not, that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture.
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Company

(uncountable) Social visitors or companions.
Keep the house clean; I have company coming.
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Company

(uncountable) Companionship.
I treasure your company.
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Company

To accompany, keep company with.
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Company

To associate.
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Company

To be a lively, cheerful companion.
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Company

To have sexual intercourse.
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Company

The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.
Evil company doth corrupt good manners.
Brethren, farewell: your company alongI will not wish.
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Company

A companion or companions.
To thee and thy company I bidA hearty welcome.
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Company

An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.
Thou shalt meet a company of prophets.
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Company

Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
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Company

Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.
Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company.
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Company

An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.
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Company

Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; - often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.
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Company

A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.
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Company

The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.
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Company

The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.
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Company

To accompany or go with; to be companion to.
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Company

To associate.
Men which have companied with us all the time.
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Company

To be a gay companion.
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Company

To have sexual commerce.
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Company

An institution created to conduct business;
He only invests in large well-established companies
He started the company in his garage
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Company

Organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical);
The traveling company all stayed at the same hotel
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Company

The state of being with someone;
He missed their company
He enjoyed the society of his friends
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Company

Small military unit; usually two or three platoons
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Company

A band of people associated temporarily in some activity;
They organized a party to search for food
The company of cooks walked into the kitchen
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Company

A social gathering of guests or companions;
The house was filled with company when I arrived
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Company

A social or business visitor;
The room was a mess because he hadn't expected company
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Company

A unit of firefighters including their equipment;
A hook-and-ladder company
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Company

Crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
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Company

Be a companion to somebody
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