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reformatory

adjective re·for·ma·to·ry \ ri-ˈfȯr-mə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of reformatory

Examples of reformatory in a Sentence

  1. the belief that manual labor was a reformatory experience for convicted felons, who would learn the value of hard work

First Known Use of reformatory

1589


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reformatory

noun

Definition of reformatory

plural reformatories
:a penal institution to which especially young or first offenders are committed for training and reformation

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First Known Use of reformatory

1834


Law Dictionary

reformatory

noun re·for·ma·to·ry \ ri-ˈfȯr-mə-ˌtōr-ē \

legal Definition of reformatory

plural reformatories
:a penal institution to which especially young or first offenders are committed for training and reformation


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