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1. Improved by the removal of faults or abuses.
2. Improved in conduct or character.
3. Reformed Relating to or being the Protestant churches that follow the teachings of John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli.
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1. (Protestantism) of or designating a Protestant Church, esp the Calvinist as distinct from the Lutheran
2. (Judaism) of or designating Reform Judaism
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1. amended by removal of faults, abuses, etc.
2. improved in conduct, morals, etc.
3. (cap.) noting or pertaining to Protestant churches, esp. Calvinist as distinguished from Lutheran.
re•form′ed•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.Reformed - of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran; "Dutch Reformed theology"
unorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"
2.reformed - caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one; "a reformed drunkard"
regenerate - reformed spiritually or morally; "a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay"
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[rɪˈfɔːmd] ADJreformado
he's a reformed character these daysúltimamente se ha reformado
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[rɪˈfɔːrmd] adj [smoker, alcoholic] → ex- before n, ancien(ne) before n; [system] → réformé(e)
to become a reformed character → s'amender
He heard she had become a reformed character whilst in prison → Il avait entendu dire qu'elle s'était amendée en prison.
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adjreformiert; person alsogewandelt; alcoholic, communistehemalig; behaviourgebessert; he’s a reformed characterer hat sich gebessert
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[rɪˈfɔːmd] adj (criminal) → rieducato/a, ricuperato/a alla società; (morals) → riformato/a
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(rəˈfoːm) verb
1. to improve or remove faults from. The criminal's wife stated that she had made great efforts to reform her husband.
2. to give up bad habits, improve one's behaviour etc. He admitted that he had been a criminal, but said that he intended to reform.
1. the act of improving. the reform of our political system.
2. an improvement. He intends to make several reforms in the prison system.
ˌreforˈmation (refə-) noun
reˈformed adjective
(negative unreformed) improved, especially in behaviour.
reˈformer noun
a person who wishes to bring about improvements. one of the reformers of our political system.
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He felt a reformed man, delivered from temptation; and the vision of his future life seemed to him as a promised land for which he had no cause to fight.
Since the 1980s, almost all of the OECD countries have restructured their public pension programs; disability, unemployment, and other programs have also been reformed. Many reform efforts began or accelerated in an environment of economic and fiscal crisis.
After all, it is argued, did not a reformed Lula just win a second term of office in Brazil, the region's most populous country?
First, it is important for Congress to know that there is not unanimity in the business community over all the specifics of a "reformed" Internal Revenue Code.
In May 2004 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Netherlands merged with the two largest Dutch Reformed Churches into the Protestant Church in the Netherlands.
* Reformed income tax--This would simplify the individual income tax by repealing the alternative minimum tax (AMT), consolidating and simplifying savings incentives, eliminating phase-ins and phase-outs and retaining only two filing statuses and rate schedules.
Additionally, it is responsible for the establishment of a minimalist state; and has resulted in a definition of the poor as irrational, and of poor single mothers as "normative strangers" who are not fully human, and whose subjectivity needs to be reformed. Consequently, neo-liberalism seeks to turn poor mothers into degendered workers who do not receive provisions for child care and who must work to reform themselves.
India, for example, reformed its state-owned energy sector last summer and in January announced construction of the world's largest gas-fired power plant.
It is here that Ehrstine investigates the works of von Rue, whose many biblical dramas shaped a dramatic genre that was oriented around themes of reformed religion, and in turn provided a means for the enactment of the new civic faith that involved participation by the community.
Moreover, pressures were building in Tallinn that the MoD and military needed to be reformed.
TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, as reformed welfare is called) does not, of course, rely on an intangible "ethic" to promote work; it requires recipients to take whatever jobs are available, and usually the first job that comes along.
Another of the dreaded welfare bureaucracies likely to be "reformed" by this Congress is the Food Stamp and other nutrition programs - the same programs, in other words, initially established to bridge the chasm between the states' standards of need and the amount of cash they were actually willing to dole out.

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