ref·​or·​ma·​do | \ ˌrefə(r)ˈmä(ˌ)dō, -mā(- \
plural reformados or reformadoes

Definition of reformado

1a : an officer deprived of command by the reorganization or disbandment of his troops but retaining rank and receiving full or half pay
b : a volunteer serving without a commission but with an officer's rank
2 obsolete : a reformed person
3 obsolete : a supporter of reform

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History and Etymology for reformado

Spanish, from reformado, past participle of reformar to reform, reorganize, from Latin reformare to reform

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“Reformado.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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