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. [U. S.]

Syn. — Reformation; amendment; rectification; correction. See Reformation.

(Re-form") v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Re-formed (-f?rmd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Re-forming.] To give a new form to; to form anew; to take form again, or to take a new form; as, to re- form the line after a charge.

(Re*form"a*ble) a. Capable of being reformed. Foxe.

(Ref`or*made") n. A reformado. [Obs.]

(Ref`or*ma"do) n. [Sp., fr. reformar, L. reformare. SEe Reform, v. t.]

Reflux to Refresher

(Re"flux`) a. Returning, or flowing back; reflex; as, reflux action.

(Re"flux`), n. [F. reflux. See Refluent, Flux.] A flowing back, as the return of a fluid; ebb; reaction; as, the flux and reflux of the tides.

All from me
Shall with a fierce reflux on me redound.

(Re*foc"il*late) v. t. [L. refocillatus, p. p. of refocillare; pref. re- re- + focillare to revive by warmth.] To refresh; to revive. [Obs.] Aubrey.

(Re*foc`il*la"tion) n. Restoration of strength by refreshment. [Obs.] Middleton.

(Re*fold") v. t. To fold again.

(Re`fo*ment") v. t. To foment anew.

(Re*for`est*i*za`tion) n. The act or process of reforestizing.

(Re*for"est*ize) v. t. To convert again into a forest; to plant again with trees.

(Re*forge") v. t. [Pref. re- + forge: cf. F. reforger.] To forge again or anew; hence, to fashion or fabricate anew; to make over. Udall.

(Re*for"ger) n. One who reforges.

(Re*form") v. t. [F. réformer, L. reformare; pref. re- re- + formare to form, from forma form. See Form.] 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.

The example alone of a vicious prince will corrupt an age; but that of a good one will not reform it.

Syn. — To amend; correct; emend; rectify; mend; repair; better; improve; restore; reclaim.

(Re*form"), v. i. 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.

(Re*form"), n. [F. réforme.] Amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved; reformation; as, reform of elections; reform of government.

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