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re·for·ma·to·ry

 (rĭ-fôr′mə-tôr′ē)
n. pl. re·for·ma·to·ries
A penal institution for the discipline, reformation, and training of young or first offenders. Also called reform school.
adj.
Reformative.

reformatory

(rɪˈfɔːmətərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Education) Also called: reform school (formerly) a place of instruction where young offenders were sent for corrective training. Compare approved school
adj
having the purpose or function of reforming

re•form•a•to•ry

(rɪˈfɔr məˌtɔr i, -ˈtoʊr i)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. serving or designed to reform.
n.
2. Also called reform school. a penal institution for reforming young offenders, esp. minors.
[1580–90; < Latin refōrmā(re) to reform + -tory1, -tory2]

reformatory

A place where young people who have broken the law are confined to be disciplined and trained.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reformatory - correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offendersreformatory - correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
borstal - formerly a British reform school for youths considered too young to send to prison
correctional institution - a penal institution maintained by the government
Adj.1.reformatory - tending to reform; "reformative and rehabilitative agencies"; "reformatory punishment"
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function

reformatory

adjective
Translations

reformatory

[rɪˈfɔːmətərɪ] N (Brit) → reformatorio m

reformatory

[rɪˈfɔːrmətəri] n (US)centre m d'éducation surveillée

reformatory

reformatory

[rɪfɔːmətrɪ] n (Am) → riformatorio
References in classic literature ?
The bad women in the reformatories are fine ladies to them.
Notably, none of the Journal articles mention the women being racially segregated within the reformatories, although other historical accounts report this.
The Humbert in Co Mayo will also give commemorative awards to investigative journalist Mary Raftery, who helped uncover the scale of the scandal in institutions, and Judge Sean Ryan who headed the inquiry into church and state run schools and reformatories.
If reformatories don't reform, do something that gets them to do so.
DUBLIN, Ireland -- A long-awaited and brutally comprehensive study of decades of child abuse and neglect within Ireland's church-run network of reformatories, workhouses, orphanages, and other institutions was released on May 20.
The study ends with girls' violent revolts in Montreal's two reformatories in 1945 and 1946.
Norman thinks that there is an element of truth behind the recent suggestion by a Hull Councillor that parents of child offenders should be sent to reformatories.
The House of Representatives on Thursday passed bills to revise the Juvenile Law and related legislation, featuring a provision to lower the minimum age for sending minors to reformatories from the current 14 to ''around 12.
In the 1850s and 1860s, riotous and refractory pauper girls disturbed workhouses, prisons and reformatories in England, Ireland and Australia.
THE final compensation bill for thousands of people who suffered physical, sexual and emotional abuse in industrial schools, reformatories and other childcare institutions could reach &560 million, new figures reveal.
During the trial, the teenagers admitted to the crimes and their lawyers had asked for them to be sent to a family court, where the severest decision against delinquent juveniles is to send them to juvenile reformatories.
The order, with 10,000 members worldwide, said the reformatories represent "a time in the history of the Catholic church and religious orders of which we are not proud.