noun, English History.
any of the bills passed by Parliament (1832, 1867, 1884) providing for an increase in the number of voters in elections for the House of Commons, especially the bill of 1832 by which many rotten boroughs were disfranchised.
(Brit, history) any of several bills or acts extending the franchise or redistributing parliamentary seats, esp the acts of 1832 and 1867
adjective 1. amended by removal of faults, abuses, etc. 2. improved in conduct, morals, etc. 3. (initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to Protestant churches, especially Calvinist as distinguished from Lutheran. verb (used with or without object) 1. to form again. noun 1. the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc.: social […]
noun 1. a Protestant denomination having a Calvinist theology and originally called the Dutch Reformed Church.
noun 1. a revised orthography intended to simplify the spelling of English words, especially to eliminate unpronounced letters, as by substituting thru for through, tho for though, slo for slow, etc.
noun 1. a person devoted to bringing about reform, as in politics or society. 2. (initial capital letter) any of the leaders of the Reformation. verb (used with or without object) 1. to form again. verb 1. to form anew