reform school

noun

Definition of reform school

  1. :  a reformatory for boys or girls

First Known Use of reform school

circa 1859


REFORM SCHOOL Defined for English Language Learners

reform school

noun

Definition of reform school for English Language Learners

  • : a place where young people who have committed crimes are sent to live and be taught to behave in ways that are socially acceptable


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reform school

noun

Legal Definition of reform school

  1. :  a reformatory for boys or girls


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