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A reform movement within the Roman Catholic Church that arose in 16th-century Europe in response to the Protestant Reformation.
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the movement for reform within the Roman Catholic Church that followed the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.
coun•ter•ref•or•ma•tion(ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛf ərˈmeɪ ʃən)
a reformation opposed to or counteracting a previous reformation.
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|Noun||1.||Counter Reformation - the reaction of the Roman Catholic Church to the Reformation reaffirming the veneration of saints and the authority of the Pope (to which Protestants objected); many leaders were Jesuits|
religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms
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