counter-reformation

counterreformation

[koun-ter-ref-er-mey-shuhn]
noun
a reformation opposed to or counteracting a previous reformation.

Origin:
1830–40; counter- + reformation, as translation of German Gegenreformation

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Counter-Reformation (ˌkaʊntəˌrɛfəˈmeɪʃən)
 
n
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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