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Definitions of reformed

  1. Restored to a good state. Reformed church, that section of the Protestant church which, on the ground of doctrine and discipline, separated from the section named of Luther, adopting the Calvinistic theological system and ecclesiastical polity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one; "a reformed drunkard" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Amended in character and life; as, a reformed gambler or drunkard. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Retained in service on half or full pay after the disbandment of the company or troop; - said of an officer. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Formed again or anew: changed: amended: improved: denoting the churches formed after the Reformation, esp. those that separated from Luther on matters of doctrine and discipline: Protestant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Restored to a good state; Protestant; applied to all those Christian bodies which have separated from the Church of Rome since the Reformation; a name often assumed by a dissatisfied body of individuals who have separated themselves from a parent religions society or association, as "Reformed Presbyterian Church". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for reformed

  1. The way in which Marianna received the old fellow when we took him home has quite reformed him. – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  2. In this story the chap had led rather a tough life, but had reformed and the road- agents recognized him and knew he meant business. – Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales by Charles B. Cory