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reform school

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  1. reformatory(def 2).
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Origin of reform school

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Related Words for reform school

reformatory, borstal

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Historical Examples of reform school

  • The following description of the effects of music at a reform-school is quite interesting in this connection.

    Music and Some Highly Musical People

    James M. Trotter