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Meaning of REFORMATORY

Pronunciation:  ri'formu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
  2. [adj]  tending to reform; "reformative and rehabilitative agencies"; "reformatory punishment"
 

REFORMATORY is a 11 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: helpful, reform school, reformative, training school
 
 See Also: Borstal, correctional institution

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*form"a*to*ry\ (-t?*r?), a.
    Tending to produce reformation; reformative.
    
    
  2. \Re*form"a*to*ry\, n.; pl. {-ries} (-r?z).
    An institution for promoting the reformation of offenders.
    
          Magistrates may send juvenile offenders to
          reformatories instead of to prisons.     --Eng. Cyc.
    
    
 

 

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