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reformist

[ri-fawr-mist] /rɪˈfɔr mɪst/
noun
1.
a person who advocates or practices reform; reformer.
2.
a member of any reformed denomination.
adjective
3.
Also, reformistic. of or belonging to a movement for reform.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; reform + -ist
Related forms
reformism, noun
antireformist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reformism

reformism

/rɪˈfɔːmɪzəm/
noun
1.
a doctrine or movement advocating reform, esp political or religious reform, rather than abolition
Derived Forms
reformist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for reformism

reformist

n.

1580s, originally religious; from reform + -ist. Political sense is from 1640s. Related: Reformism.

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