reformatory

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reformatory \Re*form"a*to*ry\, noun; 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

reformatory

adjective

1: tending to reform; "reformative and rehabilitative agencies"; "reformatory punishment" [syn: {reformative}, {reformatory}]

noun

1: correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders [syn: {reformatory}, {reform school}, {training school}]


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