Re*formed" (r?*f?rmd"), a.

1.

Corrected; amended; restored to purity or excellence; said, specifically, of the whole body of Protestant churches originating in the Reformation. Also, in a more restricted sense, of those who separated from Luther on the doctrine of consubstantiation, etc., and carried the Reformation, as they claimed, to a higher point. The Protestant churches founded by them in Switzerland, France, Holland, and part of Germany, were called the Reformed churches.

The town was one of the strongholds of the Reformed faith. Macaulay.

2.

Amended in character and life; as, a reformed gambler or drunkard.

3. Mil.

Retained in service on half or full pay after the disbandment of the company or troop; -- said of an officer.

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