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reformatory
American English: /rəˈfɔrməˌtɔri/
British English: /rɪˈfɔːmət(ə)ri/

Translation of reformatory in Spanish:

noun plural -ries

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    Example sentences
    • Smith's workshops on songwriting, vocals and harmonica take him throughout his home state of Victoria and the rest of the country, into schools, prisons, reformatories, music stores - and ABC studios.
    • So too were there special prisons for juveniles - sometimes in hulks, as in Sydney's Sobraon and Vernon - while the construction of special reformatories and prison farms proceeded well into the twentieth century.
    • Given that he has spent much of his life in reformatories and prisons, he is, we're led to believe, somewhat naive about the outside world.

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