Because the shop was emblematic of that peculiar Italian institution known as La Faccia:.e.And this was strange, since the Italian restaurant is such a peculiarly British institution.

Meaning "established law or practice" is from 1550s.A person or thing long established in a place.

Why, she was called in the.See institute, -ion, related formscounterinstitution, nounnoninstitution, nounreinstitution, noun m Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Random House, Inc.Any established law, custom, etc.