the product of the reforming process.
noun 1. the act of reforming; state of being reformed. 2. (initial capital letter) the religious movement in the 16th century that had for its object the reform of the Roman Catholic Church, and that led to the establishment of the Protestant churches. noun 1. the act or an instance of reforming or the state […]
verb (used with or without object) 1. to form again. verb 1. to form anew
noun 1. the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc.: social reform; spelling reform. 2. an instance of this. 3. the amendment of conduct, belief, etc. verb (used with object) 4. to change to a better state, form, etc.; improve by alteration, substitution, abolition, etc. 5. to cause (a person) to abandon […]
adjective 1. serving or designed to reform: reformatory lectures; reformatory punishments. noun, plural reformatories. 2. Also called reform school. a penal institution for reforming young offenders, especially minors. noun (pl) -ries 1. Also called reform school. (formerly) a place of instruction where young offenders were sent for corrective training Compare approved school adjective 2. having […]