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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
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