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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·form, n.  Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.
 Civil service reform. See under Civil.
 Reform acts Eng. Politics, acts of Parliament passed in 1832, 1867, 1884, 1885, extending and equalizing popular representation in Parliament.
 Reform school, a school established by a state or city government, for the confinement, instruction, and reformation of juvenile offenders, and of young persons of idle, vicious, and vagrant habits. [U. S.]
 Syn: -- Reformation; amendment; rectification; correction. See Reformation.