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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·for·ma·to·ry /rɪˈfɔrməˌtori, ˌtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·form·a·to·ry a. Tending to produce reformation; reformative.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·form·a·to·ry, n.; pl. -ries  An institution for promoting the reformation of offenders.
    Magistrates may send juvenile offenders to reformatories instead of to prisons.   --Eng. Cyc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : tending to reform; "reformative and rehabilitative
            agencies"; "reformatory punishment" [syn: reformative]
      n : correctional institution for the detention and discipline
          and training of young or first offenders [syn: reform
          school, training school]