re·​form·​ism | \ ri-ˈfȯr-ˌmi-zəm How to pronounce reformism (audio) \

Definition of reformism

: a doctrine, policy, or movement of reform

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reformist \ ri-​ˈfȯr-​mist How to pronounce reformist (audio) \ noun or adjective

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Now, Morocco and Jordan have toned down reformism and presented a new bottom line to their societies and the world: Ruling monarchism is here to stay. Sean Yom, Washington Post, "Why Jordan and Morocco are doubling down on royal rule," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of reformism

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reformism was in 1904

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to make a temporary encampment

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