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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Appended is an excerpt from Bernstein's Evolutionary Socialism, against which Luxemburg polemicizes.
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The original Marxian vision might have produced the sort of evolutionary socialism that developed in Western social democracies.

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