counterreformation

noun
coun·​ter·​ref·​or·​ma·​tion | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌre-fər-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce counterreformation (audio) , ˌkau̇n-tə-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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Counterreformation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterreformation. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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