Reformation meaning

rĕfər-māshən
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.
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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.

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The act of reforming or the state of being reformed.
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A reforming or being reformed.
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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.
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An improvement (an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs.
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The religious movement initiated by Martin Luther in the 16th century to reform the Roman Catholic Church.
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the Reformation
  • The 16th-cent. religious movement that aimed at reforming the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in establishing the Protestant churches.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Reformation