Definition of reformatory noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reformatory

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//rɪˈfɔːmətri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfɔːrmətɔːri//
 
(pl. reformatories)(also reform school)(North American English)(old-fashioned in British English) Prison
 
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a type of school that young criminals are sent to instead of prison See related entries: Prison
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