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reform school

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Definition of reform school in English:

noun

historical
An institution to which young offenders were sent as an alternative to prison.
Example sentences
  • Ménard was sent to a Montreal reform school and when he reached adulthood he served in the Korean War.
  • The riot police were considerably less amused than partygoers would have been at the sight of two punks spoofing the upper class, and the lads ended up at a reform school for juvenile offenders, where Dorian spent six months.
  • I am locked down in a reform school for flipping out at school and for threatening my teacher.

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