#10. instauration

Image of a book cover features a ship on restless sea between to great pillars.

The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon

Instauration

Instauration:

(12 letters – 4 syllables)
(scrabble points – 12 points)
First known use 1603
instauration: 
The act of starting something for the first time, introducing something new.1. restoration after decay, lapse, or dilapidation
2.an act of instituting or establishing something
(Merriam-Webster)

instauration (n.)
“restoration, renewal,” c. 1600, from Latin instaurationem (nominative instauratio) “a renewal,” noun of action from last participle stem of instaurare, from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + -staurare (ending also found in restaurant), from PIE *stau-ro-, from root *stā- “to stand, set down, make or be firm,” with derivatives meaning “place or thing that is standing” (see stet).

(Etymonline)

…..dignified in his affluence and liberal in his household; winning the attention of scholars abroad as the author of the Novum Organum, published in 1620, and the developer of the Instauratio Magna (“Great Instauration”), a comprehensive plan to reorganize the sciences and to restore man to that mastery over nature that he was conceived to have lost by the fall.

(Brittanica)

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