Definitions for: Reformatory


[n] correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
[adj] tending to reform; "reformative and rehabilitative agencies"; "reformatory punishment"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*form"a*to*ry (-t?*r?), a.
Tending to produce reformation; reformative.


Re*form"a*to*ry, n.; pl. -ries (-r?z).
An institution for promoting the reformation of offenders.

Magistrates may send juvenile offenders to
reformatories instead of to prisons. --Eng. Cyc.

Synonyms: helpful, reform school, reformative, training school

See Also: Borstal, correctional institution

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