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Noun: reformation  ,re-fu(r)'mey-shun
  1. Rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
    "the reformation of delinquent children";
    - reclamation
     
  2. Improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
Noun: re-formation
  1. Forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting
    - regeneration
Noun: Reformation
  1. A religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
    - Protestant Reformation

Derived forms: reformations

Type of: deliverance, delivery, improvement, melioration, reconstruction, religious movement, rescue, saving

Encyclopedia: Reformation, Columbia, SC