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  1. amended by removal of faults, abuses, etc.
  2. improved in conduct, morals, etc.
  3. (initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to Protestant churches, especially Calvinist as distinguished from Lutheran.

Origin of reformed

First recorded in 1555–65; reform + -ed2
Related formsre·form·ed·ly [ri-fawr-mid-lee] /rɪˈfɔr mɪd li/, adverbpseu·do·re·formed, adjectivequa·si-re·formed, adjectiveun·re·formed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. of or designating a Protestant Church, esp the Calvinist as distinct from the Lutheran
  2. of or designating Reform Judaism
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Word Origin and History for unreformed

1520s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of reform.

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