[ref-er-mey-shuh n] /ˌrɛf ərˈmeɪ ʃən/
the act of ; state of being .
(initial capital letter) the religious movement in the 16th century that had for its object the of the Roman Catholic Church, and that led to the establishment of the Protestant churches.
happening or existing in the period or age after the Reformation
the act or an instance of reforming or the state of being reformed
a religious and political movement of 16th-century Europe that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the establishment of the Protestant Churches
“improvement, alteration for the better,” late 14c., “restoration;” mid-15c., “improvement,” from Old French reformacion and directly from Latin reformationem (nominative reformatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reformare (see reform (v.)). In reference to the European religious movement, it is attested by 1540s, borrowed from Luther. The movement began as a bid to reform doctrines and practices of the Church of Rome.
A religious movement in the sixteenth century that began as an attempted reform of the Roman Catholic Church but resulted in the founding of Protestant churches separate from it. Some of the leaders of the Reformation were Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox. The Reformation was established in England after King Henry VIII declared himself head of the Christian Church in that country.
[po-stree-moh-jen-i-cher, -choo r] /pɒˌstri moʊˈdʒɛn ɪ tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər/ noun, Law. 1. a system of inheritance under which the estate of a deceased person goes to his youngest son. Also called ultimogeniture. Compare (def 2).
[ren-uh-sahns, -zahns, -sahns, ren-uh-sahns, -zahns, -sahns; especially British ri-ney-suh ns] /ˌrɛn əˈsɑns, -ˈzɑns, -ˈsɑ̃s, ˈrɛn əˌsɑns, -ˌzɑns, -ˌsɑ̃s; especially British rɪˈneɪ səns/ noun 1. the activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from […]
[rez-uh-rek-shuh n] /ˌrɛz əˈrɛk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of rising from the dead. 2. (initial capital letter) the rising of Christ after His death and burial. 3. (initial capital letter) the rising of the dead on Judgment Day. 4. the state of those risen from the dead. 5. a rising again, as from decay, […]
[ri-tahyuh r-muh nt] /rɪˈtaɪər mənt/ noun 1. the act of retiring, withdrawing, or leaving; the state of being retired. 2. the act of retiring or of leaving one’s job, career, or occupation permanently, usually because of age: I’m looking forward to my retirement from teaching. 3. the portion of a person’s life during which a […]