reform school

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of reform school

: a reformatory for boys or girls

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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

: a reformatory for boys or girls

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