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counterreformation

[koun-ter-ref-er-mey-shuh n] /ˈkaʊn tərˌrɛf ərˈmeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a reformation opposed to or counteracting a previous reformation.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; counter- + reformation, as translation of German Gegenreformation
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Counter-Reformation

/ˌkaʊntəˌrɛfəˈmeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the reform movement of the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th and early 17th centuries considered as a reaction to the Protestant Reformation
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