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reform /rɪˈfɔːm/ vb
  1. (transitive) to improve (an existing institution, law, practice, etc) by alteration or correction of abuses
  2. to give up or cause to give up a reprehensible habit or immoral way of life
n
  1. an improvement or change for the better, esp as a result of correction of legal or political abuses or malpractices
  2. a principle, campaign, or measure aimed at achieving such change
  3. improvement of morals or behaviour, esp by giving up some vice
Etymology: 14th Century: via Old French from Latin reformāre to form again

reˈformable adj reˈformative adj reˈformer n



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