a person who advocates or practices ; .
a member of any denomination.
Also, reformistic. of or belonging to a movement for .
On the reformist side, Mousavi is joined by Mehdi Karroubi, former speaker of the Iranian parliament.
Our Friend Iran? Leslie H. Gelb June 8, 2009
reformist Award, and is a member of the Human Rights Watch Advisory Committee for the Middle East and North Africa.
Participants in the 2011 Women in the World Summit The Daily Beast February 28, 2011
There were two high-minded, reformist candidates for president in 2000.
High-Road Huntsman’s Hired Gun Jill Lawrence June 21, 2011
Then, in late 1991, the dreams of reformist socialism crashed with the end of the Soviet Union.
Meet Stephen F. Cohen, Vladimir Putin’s Best Friend in the American Media Cathy Young March 15, 2014
This week, Francis called his group of eight reformist cardinals to the Holy See for their inaugural summit on reform.
Pope Francis’s Rough Road to Reform Barbie Latza Nadeau October 2, 2013
Kautsky’s toleration of reform activities thus has an opposite origin to that of the “reformist” Socialists.
Socialism As It Is William English Walling
Such is the language of reform, and the spirit of a reformist!
Calamities and Quarrels of Authors Isaac Disraeli
The reformist faction of the Spanish party also, though not so readily, approved it.
The History of Cuba, vol. 4 Willis Fletcher Johnson
Contains many articles by Revolutionary and reformist Syndicalists, strong syndicalist leanings.
The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
Every legislative assembly is constantly besieged by the professional lobbyists of a swarm of reformist crowds.
The Behavior of Crowds Everett Dean Martin
1580s, originally religious; from reform + -ist. Political sense is from 1640s. Related: Reformism.
to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.: to regulate household expenses. to adjust to some standard or requirement, as amount, degree, etc.: to regulate the temperature. to adjust so as to ensure accuracy of operation: to regulate a watch. to put in good order: to regulate the digestion. Contemporary Examples As Forbes […]
preventing the rejection of a transplanted organ: antirejection drugs. antirejection (ān’tē-rĭ-jěk’shən, ān’tī-) Preventing rejection of a transplanted tissue or organ, as a drug or treatment.
a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by […]
excessive or exaggerated religious zeal. affected or pretended religious zeal. Historical Examples The whole current of the religionism of the day is against it. The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church G. H. Gerberding The austerity of his manners frightens his old father, who can little comprehend the religionism of the new school. The […]