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Noun: counterreformation  ,kawn-tu(r),re-fu(r)'mey-shun
  1. A reformation intended to counter the results of a prior reformation
Noun: Counter Reformation
  1. The reaction of the Roman Catholic Church to the Reformation reaffirming the veneration of saints and the authority of the Pope (to which Protestants objected); many leaders were Jesuits

Derived forms: counterreformations

Type of: reformation, religious movement

Encyclopedia: Counterreformation

Counter Reformation