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reformed


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Re-form  \Re-form"\  (r?*f?rm"),  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Re-formed}  (-f?rmd");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Re-forming}.] 
  To  give  a  new  form  to  to  form  anew;  to  take  form  again  or 
  to  take  a  new  form  as  to  re-form  the  line  after  a  charge. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reformed  \Re*formed"\  (r?*f?rmd"),  a. 
  1.  Corrected;  amended;  restored  to  purity  or  excellence; 
  said  specifically,  of  the  whole  body  of  Protestant 
  churches  originating  in  the  Reformation.  Also  in  a  more 
  restricted  sense  of  those  who  separated  from  Luther  on 
  the  doctrine  of  consubstantiation,  etc.,  and  carried  the 
  Reformation,  as  they  claimed,  to  a  higher  point.  The 
  Protestant  churches  founded  by  them  in  Switzerland, 
  France,  Holland,  and  part  of  Germany,  were  called  the 
  Reformed  churches. 
 
  The  town  was  one  of  the  strongholds  of  the  Reformed 
  faith.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  Amended  in  character  and  life;  as  a  reformed  gambler  or 
  drunkard. 
 
  3.  (Mil.)  Retained  in  service  on  half  or  full  pay  after  the 
  disbandment  of  the  company  or  troop;  --  said  of  an 
  officer.  [Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reformed 
  adj  1:  used  of  some  Protestant  churches  especially  Calvinist  as 
  distinct  from  Lutheran;  also  used  of  Reform  Judaism 
  2:  caused  to  abandon  an  evil  manner  of  living  and  follow  a  good 
  one  "a  reformed  drunkard" 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  re-formed 
  adj  :  formed  again  or  anew;  "the  re-formed  scout  troop  has  been 
  very  active" 




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