- The definition of a reformation is a correction or improvement, or a religious movement in the 16th century.
- An example of a reformation is a drug addict giving up drugs.
- An example of a reformation is the religious movement that changed some of the practices in the Roman Catholic Church and formed the Protestant churches.
a reforming or being reformed
Origin of reformationMiddle English reformacion ; from Classical Latin reformatio
the 16th-cent. religious movement that aimed at reforming the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in establishing the Protestant churches
- The act of reforming or the state of being reformed.
- Reformation A 16th-century movement in Western Europe that aimed at reforming some doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the establishment of the Protestant churches.
reformation - Legal Definition
A rewriting of a deed or contract that does not express what was actually agreed upon, only when it can be demonstrated in a clear and convincing manner that a mutual mistake was made. There will be no rewriting if the mistake was made by one party only, unless it was caused by the other party’s fraud. Reformation is considered to be an equitable remedy.