counterreformation


coun·ter·ref·or·ma·tion

noun \ˌkan-tə(r)-ˌre-fər-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of COUNTERREFORMATION

1
usually Counter–Reformation :  the reform movement in the Roman Catholic Church following the Reformation
2
:  a reformation designed to counter the effects of a previous reformation

First Known Use of COUNTERREFORMATION

1840

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