reformism


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re·form·ism

 (rĭ-fôr′mĭz′əm)
n.
A doctrine or movement of reform.

re·form′ist n.

reformism

(rɪˈfɔːmɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a doctrine or movement advocating reform, esp political or religious reform, rather than abolition
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a doctrine or movement advocating reform, esp political or religious reform, rather than abolition
reˈformist n, adj

reformism

the doctrine or movement of reform whether it be social, moral, or of any other type. — reformist, n. — reformistic, adj.
See also: Politics
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Noun1.reformism - a doctrine of reform
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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