re·​formed | \ ri-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce reformed (audio) \

Definition of reformed

1 : changed for the better
2 capitalized : protestant specifically : of or relating to the chiefly Calvinist Protestant churches formed in various continental European countries

Examples of reformed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gunman, at least in the public record, seemed to be a reformed, middle-aged ex-convict who had put the crimes of his youth behind him. New York Times, 22 Jan. 2022 Parents were told their sons would leave reformed members of the Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 The reformed vigilante serial killer isn't tracking a human, though, but a beautiful white buck. Matt Cabral,, 8 Nov. 2021 There must be accountability for harm, whether found in transitional or transformative justice or through a reformed criminal justice system. Time, 20 Sep. 2021 The reformed credit is one of the largest anti-poverty initiatives the federal government has undertaken since former President Lyndon B. Johnson launched his war on poverty in 1964—reaching roughly 90% of U.S. families with children. Abby Vesoulis, Time, 16 July 2021 Clementine, a reformed, 72-year-old con artist whose signature haberdashery suits her glamorous Paris environs, is one of the best protagonists of the summer. Bethanne Patrick, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2021 Today, most of the city’s economy continues to be bolstered by the industry of sin, but in something of a reformed, family-friendly fashion. Brandon Schultz, Forbes, 30 May 2021 The approved package is a reformed version of one that was shot down after being criticized for turning over too much power to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, 25 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of reformed

circa 1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reformed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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