coun·​ter·​re·​form | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ri-ˌfȯrm \
variants: or counter-reform
plural counterreforms or counter-reforms

Definition of counterreform

: a reform that counters or reverses a previous reform The counterreform … seems bent upon a return to a more traditional curriculum.— E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

Other Words from counterreform

counterreformer \ ˌkau̇n-​tər-​ri-​ˈfȯr-​mər \ or counter-reformer noun, plural counterreformers or counter-reformers
The same sentiments are later found in his activities as a counterreformer. Olaus believed that Protestants should … be won back to the Church … — Marianna D. Birnbaum

First Known Use of counterreform

1831, in the meaning defined above

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to deny responsibility for

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