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reformer

[ri-fawr-mer] /rɪˈfɔr mər/
noun
1.
a person devoted to bringing about reform, as in politics or society.
2.
(initial capital letter) any of the leaders of the Reformation.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; reform + -er1
Related forms
antireformer, noun
counterreformer, noun
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reformer

n.

1540s, agent noun from reform (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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