Reform
Reform Re*form", n. [F. r['e]forme.] Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government. [1913 Webster]

{Civil service reform}. See under {Civil}.

{Reform acts} (Eng. Politics), acts of Parliament passed in 1832, 1867, 1884, 1885, extending and equalizing popular representation in Parliament.

{Reform school}, a school established by a state or city government, for the confinement, instruction, and reformation of juvenile offenders, and of young persons of idle, vicious, and vagrant habits. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: Reformation; amendment; rectification; correction. See {Reformation}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Reform — Reform …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • reform — re·form /ri fȯrm/ vt 1: to put (a writing) into a corrected form that more accurately reflects the agreement of the parties allows a writing signed by mistake to be reform ed W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al. compare ratify 2: to induce or c …   Law dictionary

  • Reform — (lat. für re zurück; formatio: Gestaltung, Wiederherstellung) bezeichnet in der Politik eine größere, planvolle und gewaltlose Umgestaltung bestehender Verhältnisse und Systeme. Das Wort erscheint schon in den Paulus Briefen der Bibel, später… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Reform — Re*form (r?*f?rm ), v. t. [F. r[ e]former, L. reformare; pref. re re + formare to form, from forma form. See {Form}.] To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reform — Reform, AL U.S. city in Alabama Population (2000): 1978 Housing Units (2000): 925 Land area (2000): 8.042385 sq. miles (20.829681 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.028421 sq. miles (0.073611 sq. km) Total area (2000): 8.070806 sq. miles (20.903292 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Reform — Re*form , v. i. To return to a good state; to amend or correct one s own character or habits; as, a man of settled habits of vice will seldom reform. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reform. — reform. = reformiert. * * * reform. = reformiert …   Universal-Lexikon

  • reform — vb *correct, rectify, emend, amend, remedy, redress, revise Analogous words: *mend, repair, rebuild: better, *improve, help, ameliorate reform n *reformation …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reform — The verb reform (with the stress on the second syllable) means ‘to improve by removing faults’. Re form (with hyphen) means ‘to form again’ …   Modern English usage

  • reform — [ri fôrm′] vt. [ME reformen < OFr reformer < L reformare: see RE & FORM] 1. to make better by removing faults and defects; correct [to reform a calendar] 2. a) to make better by putting a stop to abuses or malpractices or by introducing… …   English World dictionary

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