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Reformation vs. Reform

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Main Difference

The main difference between Reformation and Reform is that the Reformation is a Schism within the Western Christian Church in the 16th century and Reform is a large improvement of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory

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  • Reformation (noun)

    An improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices, etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social, political or religious affairs or in the conduct of persons or operation of organizations.

  • Reformation (noun)

    Change or correction, by a court in equity, to a written instrument to conform to the original intention of the parties.

  • Reform (noun)

    The change of something that is defective, broken, inefficient or otherwise negative, in order to correct or improve it

    "The elections need to undergo a serious reform."

    "A major reform is needed to improve the efficiency in the factory."

  • Reform (verb)

    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 reform a profligate man; to reform corrupt manners or morals; to reform a criminal"

  • Reform (verb)

    To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits

    "It is hoped that many criminals, upon being freed, will eventually reform."

  • Reform (verb)

    To form again or in a new configuration.

    "This product contains reformed meat."

    "The regiment reformed after surviving the first attack."

Wiktionary
  • Reformation (noun)

    The act of reforming, or the state of being reformed; change from worse to better; correction or amendment of life, manners, or of anything vicious or corrupt; as, the reformation of manners; reformation of the age; reformation of abuses.

  • Reformation (noun)

    Specifically (Eccl. Hist.), the important religious movement commenced by Luther early in the sixteenth century, which resulted in the formation of the various Protestant churches.

  • Reform

    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.

  • Reform (verb)

    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.

  • Reform (noun)

    Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.

Webster Dictionary
  • Reformation (noun)

    improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs

  • Reformation (noun)

    a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches

  • Reformation (noun)

    rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course;

    "the reclamation of delinquent children"

  • Reform (noun)

    a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses;

    "justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts"

  • Reform (noun)

    a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices;

    "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"

  • Reform (noun)

    self-improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice;

    "the family rejoiced in the drunkard's reform"

  • Reform (verb)

    make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices;

    "reform a political system"

  • Reform (verb)

    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"

  • Reform (verb)

    produce by cracking;

    "reform gas"

  • Reform (verb)

    break up the molecules of;

    "reform oil"

  • Reform (verb)

    improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition;

    "reform the health system in this country"

  • Reform (verb)

    change for the better;

    "The lazy student promised to reform"

    "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"

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