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instauration (noun) – 1. Renovation; restoration.
2. The institution or establishment of something.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : English instauration comes directly from the Latin noun instaur?ti?n- (stem of instaur?ti?) ?renewal, repetition,? a derivative of instaur?re ?to renew, repeat,? originally ?to set up stakes or poles (in building),? from the obsolete noun staurus. The Latin root of the verb and noun is stau-, an uncommon extension of the Proto-Indo-European root st?-. The same rare variant also appears in Greek staur?s ?upright stake, pile (for a foundation).? Staur?s is also the word used in the gospels, e.g., Matthew 27:40, for the cross on which Jesus was crucified. Instauration entered English in the early 17th century.

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