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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reformation  \Ref`or*ma"tion\  (r?f`?r*m?"sh?n),  n.  [F. 
  r['e]formation,  L.  reformatio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  reforming,  or  the  state  of  being  reformed; 
  change  from  worse  to  better;  correction  or  amendment  of 
  life,  manners,  or  of  anything  vicious  or  corrupt;  as  the 
  reformation  of  manners;  reformation  of  the  age; 
  reformation  of  abuses. 
 
  Satire  lashes  vice  into  reformation.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Re-formation  \Re`-for*ma"tion\  (r?`f?r*m?"sh?n),  n. 
  The  act  of  forming  anew;  a  second  forming  in  order  as  the 
  reformation  of  a  column  of  troops  into  a  hollow  square. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Reformation 
  n  1:  a  religious  movement  of  the  16th  century  that  began  as  an 
  attempt  to  reform  the  Roman  Catholic  Church  and  resulted 
  in  the  creation  of  Protestant  churches  [syn:  {Reformation}] 
  2:  assembling  again  [syn:  {reassembly},  {refabrication},  {remaking}] 
  3:  rescuing  from  error  and  returning  to  a  rightful  course  [syn: 
  {reclamation}] 




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