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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 ?
Miss Ophelia, after passing on her reformatory tour through all the other parts of the establishment, now entered the kitchen.
Even when I was taken to have a new suit of clothes, the tailor had orders to make them like a kind of Reformatory, and on no account to let me have the free use of my limbs.
Certainly he could not have chosen a more promising reformatory for Sally.
My state of depression would have gratified the most exacting of Methodists; and my penitent face would have made my fortune if I could only have been exhibited by a reformatory association on the platform of Exeter Hall.
His frankest plays, as we have indicated, are attacks on vice and folly, and sometimes, it is said, had important reformatory influence on contemporary manners.
The upshot of it was, that Rosanna Spearman had been a thief, and not being of the sort that get up Companies in the City, and rob from thousands, instead of only robbing from one, the law laid hold of her, and the prison and the reformatory followed the lead of the law.
My lady doesn't know, the matron at the reformatory doesn't know, what a dreadful reproach honest people are in themselves to a woman like me.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 2823 Indiana Reformatory Institution for Women and Girls history: http://americanprisonsystem.
He said such experience resulted in correcting the behavior of many once sent to reformatory houses as early as possible.
But he was sent to Ohio State Reformatory after being caught behind the wheel again.
ABCS nursery Ohio reformatory for women: Achieving baby care success--collaborative effort.
Minister of Interior, General, Ismat Abdul Majeed said the 4th stage of Al-Huda Reformatory comes in the context of the provision of the prisons' suitable environment by implementation of reformatory and educational programs in prisons .