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1. Improved by the removal of faults or abuses.
2. Improved in conduct or character.
3. Reformed Relating to or being the Protestant churches that follow the teachings of John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli.


1. (Protestantism) of or designating a Protestant Church, esp the Calvinist as distinct from the Lutheran
2. (Judaism) of or designating Reform Judaism



1. amended by removal of faults, abuses, etc.
2. improved in conduct, morals, etc.
3. (cap.) noting or pertaining to Protestant churches, esp. Calvinist as distinguished from Lutheran.
re•form′ed•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.Reformed - of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran; "Dutch Reformed theology"
unorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"
2.reformed - caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one; "a reformed drunkard"
regenerate - reformed spiritually or morally; "a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay"
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[rɪˈfɔːmd] ADJreformado
he's a reformed character these daysúltimamente se ha reformado


[rɪˈfɔːrmd] adj [smoker, alcoholic] → ex- before n, ancien(ne) before n; [system] → réformé(e)
to become a reformed character → s'amender
He heard she had become a reformed character whilst in prison → Il avait entendu dire qu'elle s'était amendée en prison.


adjreformiert; person alsogewandelt; alcoholic, communistehemalig; behaviourgebessert; he’s a reformed characterer hat sich gebessert


[rɪˈfɔːmd] adj (criminal) → rieducato/a, ricuperato/a alla società; (morals) → riformato/a


(rəˈfoːm) verb
1. to improve or remove faults from. The criminal's wife stated that she had made great efforts to reform her husband.
2. to give up bad habits, improve one's behaviour etc. He admitted that he had been a criminal, but said that he intended to reform.
1. the act of improving. the reform of our political system.
2. an improvement. He intends to make several reforms in the prison system.
ˌreforˈmation (refə-) noun
reˈformed adjective
(negative unreformed) improved, especially in behaviour.
reˈformer noun
a person who wishes to bring about improvements. one of the reformers of our political system.
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He felt a reformed man, delivered from temptation; and the vision of his future life seemed to him as a promised land for which he had no cause to fight.
Both envisage two possible ways of beginning to remedy the global imbalances: either the United States unilaterally pressures and demands that its trading partners adopt pro-growth, market-based, anti-protectionist domestic economic policies, or the United States and its trading partners work jointly, with help from the reformed IMF, to promote these same policies.
In May 2004 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Netherlands merged with the two largest Dutch Reformed Churches into the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.
Reformed income tax--This would simplify the individual income tax by repealing the alternative minimum tax (AMT), consolidating and simplifying savings incentives, eliminating phase-ins and phase-outs and retaining only two filing statuses and rate schedules.
Additionally, it is responsible for the establishment of a minimalist state; and has resulted in a definition of the poor as irrational, and of poor single mothers as "normative strangers" who are not fully human, and whose subjectivity needs to be reformed.
India, for example, reformed its state-owned energy sector last summer and in January announced construction of the world's largest gas-fired power plant.
It is here that Ehrstine investigates the works of von Rue, whose many biblical dramas shaped a dramatic genre that was oriented around themes of reformed religion, and in turn provided a means for the enactment of the new civic faith that involved participation by the community.
The anti-reformers oppose such crucial tools as second-grade testing - which the reformed schools use to identify slow learners before they reach third grade, by which time it's often too late.
TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, as reformed welfare is called) does not, of course, rely on an intangible "ethic" to promote work; it requires recipients to take whatever jobs are available, and usually the first job that comes along.
1988 - Welfare is reformed under the Family Support Act, which revises AFDC education and job-training requirements and requires states for the first time to provide aid (AFDC-UP) to two-parent households where the principal wage earner is unemployed.
Also, the nation's malpractice system would be reformed to limit the possibility of frivolous lawsuits.
Only a reformed fee-for-service system can provide meaningful competition with managed care.

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