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reform British & World English

Make changes in (something, especially an institution or practice) in order to improve it

reform English Thesaurus

a comprehensive plan to reform the health-care system

re-form British & World English

Form or cause to form again

land reform British & World English

The statutory division of agricultural land and its reallocation to landless people

Reform Act British & World English

An act framed to amend the system of parliamentary representation, especially any of those introduced in Britain during the 19th century

reform school British & World English

An institution to which young offenders were sent as an alternative to prison

Reform Judaism British & World English

A form of Judaism, initiated in Germany by the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729–86), which has reformed or abandoned aspects of Orthodox Jewish worship and ritual in an attempt to adapt to modern changes in social, political, and cultural life

thought reform British & World English

The systematic alteration of a person’s mode of thinking, especially (in Communist China) a process of individual political indoctrination

welfare reform British & World English

A movement to change the federal government’s social welfare policy by shifting some of the responsibility to the states and cutting benefits