reformer

[ri-fawr-mer]
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noun
  1. a person devoted to bringing about reform, as in politics or society.
  2. (initial capital letter) any of the leaders of the Reformation.

Origin of reformer

First recorded in 1520–30; reform + -er1
Related formsan·ti·re·form·er, nouncoun·ter·re·form·er, noun
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Word Origin and History for reformer
n.

1540s, agent noun from reform (v.).

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