Reformative Re*form"a*tive (r?*f?rm"?*t?v), a. Forming again; having the quality of renewing form; reformatory. --Good. [1913 Webster]

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  • reformative — index disciplinary (punitory), medicinal, progressive (advocating change), remedial, repentant Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • reformative — reform ► VERB 1) make changes in (something) in order to improve it. 2) cause to abandon an immoral or criminal lifestyle. ► NOUN ▪ the action or process of reforming. DERIVATIVES reformable adjective reformative adjective reformer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • reformative — adjective Date: 1593 intended or tending to reform …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • reformative — re·for·ma·tive (rĭ fôrʹmə tĭv) adj. Serving to induce reform. * * * …   Universalium

  • reformative — adjective That serves to reform or correct …   Wiktionary

  • reformative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Tending to correct: amendatory, corrective, emendatory, reformatory, remedial. See CORRECT …   English dictionary for students

  • reformative — adj. correcting, fixing, changing, amending …   English contemporary dictionary

  • reformative — a.; (also reformatory) Reforming …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • reformative — re·for·ma·tive …   English syllables

  • reformative — adj. tending or intended to produce reform. Etymology: OF reformatif ive or med.L reformativus (as REFORM) …   Useful english dictionary

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