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See also: Reformed and re-formed




  1. simple past tense and past participle of reform


reformed (comparative more reformed, superlative most reformed)

  1. Corrected; amended; restored to purity or excellence; said, specifically, of the whole body of Protestant churches originating in the Reformation, or, in a more restricted sense, of those who separated from Martin Luther on the doctrine of consubstantiation, etc., and carried the Reformation, as they claimed, to a higher point.
    • Macaulay
      The town was one of the strongholds of the Reformed faith.
  2. Amended in character and life.
    a reformed gambler or drunkard
  3. (Britain, military, of an officer) Retained in service on half or full pay after the disbandment of the company or troop.