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reformatory definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1589 reformative II. noun (plural -ries) Date: 1834 a penal institution to which especially young or first offenders are committed for training and reformation

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. (pl. -ies) US & hist. = reform school. --adj. reformative.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Reformatory Re*form"a*to*ry (-t?*r?), a. Tending to produce reformation; reformative.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Reformatory Re*form"a*to*ry, n.; pl. -ries (-r?z). An institution for promoting the reformation of offenders. Magistrates may send juvenile offenders to reformatories instead of to prisons. --Eng. Cyc.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. See reformative

Moby Thesaurus

POW camp, bastille, black hole, borstal, borstal institution, borstal school, bridewell, brig, can, cell, concentration camp, condemned cell, cooler, death cell, death house, death row, detention camp, federal prison, forced-labor camp, gaol, guardhouse, house of correction, house of detention, industrial school, internment camp, jail, jailhouse, keep, labor camp, lockup, maximum-security prison, minimum-security prison, oubliette, pen, penal colony, penal institution, penal settlement, penitentiary, pokey, prison, prison camp, prisonhouse, reform school, remand school, sponging house, state prison, stir, stockade, the hole, tollbooth, training school




 


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