Reformatory



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 the purpose or function of reforming

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