Reform acts
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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