- reform school,
- reformed church in america,
- reformed spelling,
Origin of reformed
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of re-form
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of reform
Examples from the Web for reformed
To the contrary, she said, she did not necessarily believe that collective bargaining needed to be reformed.Meet Gina Raimondo, the Only Democratic Star of 2014|David Freedlander|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spooky Tooth had reformed quite a while before I received the call and were touring quite often.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Sun quotes a royal source as saying of the reformed relationship, "It's early days, but Harry's over the moon."Harry And Cressida’s Secret Date So Are They Back Together?|Tom Sykes|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The election of President Hassan Rouhani last year brought hope for a reformed criminal justice system.
Because marriage is a patriarchal, sexist institution that should be discarded rather than reformed.Were Christians Right About Gay Marriage All Along?|Jay Michaelson|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The present organization of the Reformed Church dates from 1852.
You acquiesced in the treating of the Sproxton men, as necessary to the efficient working of the reformed constituency?Felix Holt, The Radical|George Eliot
In 1832, he reached the acme of his ambition, by being returned to the first reformed Parliament for the borough of Oldham.Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland|Henry B. Stanton
A reformed rake, 'tis said, makes the best husband, and that's why the women are ever so ready to pardon sinners.Mohawks, Volume 1 of 3|Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The world is neither formed nor reformed by abstract truths nor by general theories.How to Teach Religion|George Herbert Betts
Word Origin for reform
c.1300, "to convert into another and better form," from Old French reformer "rebuild, reconstruct, recreate" (12c.), from Latin reformare "to form again, change, transform, alter," from re- "again" (see re-) + formare "to form" (see form (n.)). Intransitive sense from 1580s.
Meaning "to bring (a person) away from an evil course of life" is recorded from early 15c.; of governments, institutions, etc., from early 15c. Related: Reformed; reforming. Reformed churches (1580s) usually are Calvinist as opposed to Lutheran. Reformed Judaism (1843) is a movement initiated in Germany by Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786). Reform school is attested from 1859.
"any proceeding which brings back a better order of things," 1660s, from reform (v.) and in some uses from French réforme. As a branch of Judaism from 1843.