reformed

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Verb[edit]

reformed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of reform

Adjective[edit]

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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Macaulay and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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.

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