1. [ noun ] assembling again
Synonyms: refabrication remaking reassembly
Related terms: reconstruction anastylosis
2. [ noun ] (religion) a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
Synonyms: protestant_reformation
Related terms: religious_movement
3. [ noun ] improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
Related terms: improvement counterreformation reform
4. [ noun ] rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
Synonyms: reclamation

"the reclamation of delinquent children"

Related terms: rescue reform
Similar spelling:   re-formation