counterreformation

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noun coun·ter·ref·or·ma·tion \ˌkau̇n-tə(r)-ˌre-fər-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of counterreformation

  1. 1 usually Counter–Reformation :  the reform movement in the Roman Catholic Church following the Reformation

  2. 2 :  a reformation designed to counter the effects of a previous reformation

1840

First Known Use of counterreformation

1840


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