Reformatory - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈfɔːrmətɔːri|  American pronunciation of the word reformatory
Brit.  |rɪˈfɔːmət(ə)ri|  British pronunciation of the word reformatory

noun

- correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders

adjective

- tending to reform(syn: reformative)

Examples

...the belief that manual labor was a reformatory experience for convicted felons, who would learn the value of hard work...

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