counterreformation

[ koun-ter-ref-er-mey-shuh n ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛf ərˈmeɪ ʃən /

noun

a reformation opposed to or counteracting a previous reformation.

Origin of counterreformation

1830–40; counter- + reformation, as translation of German Gegenreformation
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