counterreform

noun coun·ter·re·form \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ri-ˌfȯrm \
variants: or counter-reform
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of counterreform

plural counterreforms or counter-reforms
: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.

counterreformer

play \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


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