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- Advocating reform of an institution or body.
- Specifically, advocating reform and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.
- (advocating small changes) revolutionary
advocating reform of an institution or body
reformist (plural reformists)
- One who advocates reform (of an institution).
- Specifically, one who advocates reform of society and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.
- (dated, 17th C.) An advocate of reform in the Church of England; a Reformer.
- (dated, 18th century) An advocate or supporter of political reform in the United Kingdom. (Common from ca 1790 to 1830.)
- A member of a reformed religious denomination.
one who advocates reform (of an institution)
- Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
- Hélyot, Dictionnaire des Ordres Religieux, Paris, Migne, 1850
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:reformist. (entry for reformist in the Oxford English Dictionary, first edition)