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reform school

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]

reform school

a reformatory
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reform school - correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offendersreform school - 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
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An' her with seven, an' two of 'em in reform school," the girl at the next board sniffed sympathetic agreement.
I traded for postage-stamps, for minerals, for curios, for birds' eggs, for marbles (I had a more magnificent collection of agates than I have ever seen any boy possess--and the nucleus of the collection was a handful worth at least three dollars, which I had kept as security for twenty cents I loaned to a messenger-boy who was sent to reform school before he could redeem them).
From Babe Ruth (so incorrigible that his parents put him in reform school at age 7) to Muhammad Ali (who learned to fight at age 12 after a thief stole his bicycle), "Kid Athletes" is packed from cover to cover with inspirational stories from the world of sports.
UNBROKEN (15) AS a boy, Louis (Jack O'Connell) narrowly avoids reform school and his older brother Pete, a star of the school athletics team, decides to channel his sibling's energy and aggression into running.
19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - DH Corporation (TSX: DH) ("D+H") today announced the launch of its updated Mortgage Reform School, a web-based program of on-demand webinars and downloadable articles, designed to help banks and credit unions prepare for the upcoming changes to the integrated TILA-RESPA Final Rule.
University of South Florida researchers began exhuming dozens of graves Saturday at a former Panhandle reform school where horrific beatings have been reported in hopes of identifying the boys and learning how they died.
Reform school drama: The film poster from Children On Trial.
Researchers from the Institute of Fiscal studies say the government's plan to reform school funding will leave some schS ools worse off and others with more money.
He is sent to Monstrum House a kind of reform school for badly behaved children.
It was only after some lengthy searching that I finally discovered he was living at the Birkdale Farm Industrial Reform School for Catholic Boys.
A Kid from Pittsburgh: A baptism of fire from reform school to World War II
What was supposed to be a family outing to the San Diego Wild Animal Park was actually a carefully executed plan by my parents to deliver me into what would be the worst experience of my life: a year in a locked-down, all-girl, unlicensed, unregulated fundamentalist Baptist reform school.