Etymology
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reformatory (adj.)

"having a tendency to reform," 1704, from past-participle stem of Latin reformare "to transform, change" (see reform (v.)) + -ory. As a noun, "house of correction for juveniles who have already begun a career of vice or crime," from 1758.

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Definitions of reformatory
1
reformatory (n.)
correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders;
Synonyms: reform school / training school
2
reformatory (adj.)
tending to reform;
reformatory punishment
Synonyms: reformative
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