from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A penal institution for the discipline, reformation, and training of young or first offenders. Also called reform school.
- adj. Reformative.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or conducive to reform; reformative.
- n. A prison, especially one for juveniles; a reform school.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to produce reformation; reformative.
- n. An institution for promoting the reformation of offenders.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a tendency to reform or renovate; reformative.
- n. An institution for the reception and reformation of youths who have already begun a career of vice or crime.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. tending to reform
- n. correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
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