Re`form´   Pronunciation: r?`f?rm´
v. t.1.To put into a new and improved form or condition; to restore to a former good state, or bring from bad to good; to change from worse to better; to amend; to correct; as, to reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals.
v. i.1.To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a man of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
n.1.Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.
Civil service reform
See under Civil.
Reform acts
(Eng. Politics) acts of Parliament passed in 1832, 1867, 1884, 1885, extending and equalizing popular representation in Parliament.
Reform school
a school established by a state or city government, for the confinement, instruction, and reformation of juvenile offenders, and of young persons of idle, vicious, and vagrant habits.
Noun1.reform - a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses; "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"
2.reform - a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
3.reform - self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice; "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"
Verb1.reform - make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; "reform a political system"
2.reform - bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
3.reform - produce by cracking; "reform gas"
4.reform - break up the molecules of; "reform oil"
5.reform - improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; "reform the health system in this country"
6.reform - change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"

REFORM. To reorganize; to rearrange as, the jury "shall be reformed by putting to and taking out of the persons so impanelled." Stat. 3 H. VIII. c. 12; Bac. Ab. Juries, A.
     2. To reform an instrument in equity, is to make a decree that a deed or other agreement shall be made or construed as it was originally intended by the parties, when an error or mistake as to a fact has been committed. A contract has been reformed, although the party applying to the court was in the legal profession, and he himself drew the contract, it appearing clear that it was framed so as to admit of a construction inconsistent with the true agreement of the parties. 1 Sim. & Stu. 210; 3 Russ. R. 424. But a contract will not be reformed in consequence of an error of law. 1 Russ. & M. 418; 1 Chit. Pr. 124.

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