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Meaning of reformation

ref•or•ma•tion

Pronunciation: (ref"ur-mā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of reforming; state of being reformed.
  2. (cap.) the religious movement in the 16th century that had for its object the reform of the Roman Catholic Church, and that led to the establishment of the Protestant churches.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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