Definition of reformation
reformationalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of reformation in a sentence
the reformation of our justice system
First Known Use of reformation
REFORMATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reformation for English Language Learners
: the act or process of improving something or someone by removing or correcting faults, problems, etc.
the Reformation : the 16th-century religious movement that led to the establishment of the Protestant churches
REFORMATION Defined for Kids
Definition of reformation for Students
: the act of changing something or someone for the better
Legal Definition of reformation
: the act or an instance of reforming; specifically : the equitable remedy of reforming a writing (as a deed or contract) and enforcing it as reformed
Additional Notes on reformation
Reformation is allowed primarily to correct mistakes such as typographical errors or incorrectly chosen words. Occasionally reformation is permitted in cases of fraud or misrepresentation. Clear and convincing evidence of the mistake and of the intended agreement is usually required; sometimes parol evidence is sufficient to establish the agreement. This remedy is not applicable to wills.
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