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  1. Also re·form·is·tic. of or belonging to a movement for reform.

Origin of reformist

First recorded in 1580–90; reform + -ist
Related formsre·form·ism, nounan·ti·re·form·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for reformist

1580s, originally religious; from reform + -ist. Political sense is from 1640s. Related: Reformism.

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