Reformation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrefərˈmeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word reformation
Brit.  |rɛfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word reformation

noun

- improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
- 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
- rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course (syn: reclamation)

Examples

the reformation of our justice system

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