#10. instauration

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

The Great Instauration by Francis Bacon



(12 letters – 4 syllables)
(scrabble points – 12 points)
First known use 1603
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

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).


…..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.


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