In*stall" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Installed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Installing.] [F. installer, LL. installare, fr. pref. in- in + OHG. stal a place, stall, G. stall, akin to E. stall: cf. It. installare. See Stall.] [Written also instal.]

1.

To set in a seat; to give a place to; establish (one) in a place.

She installed her guest hospitably by the fireside. Sir W. Scott.

2.

To place in an office, rank, or order; to invest with any charge by the usual ceremonies; to instate; to induct; as, to install an ordained minister as pastor of a church; to install a college president.

Unworthily Thou wast installed in that high degree. Shak.

 

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