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reformatory

1reformatory

adjective re·for·ma·to·ry \ri-ˈfr-mə-ˌtr-ē\

Definition of REFORMATORY

Examples of REFORMATORY

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

First Known Use of REFORMATORY

1589

2reformatory

noun
plural reformatories

Definition of REFORMATORY

:  a penal institution to which especially young or first offenders are committed for training and reformation

First Known Use of REFORMATORY

1834

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