reformatory

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AdjectiveEdit

reformatory (comparative more reformatory, superlative most reformatory)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or conducive to reform; reformative.

NounEdit

reformatory (plural reformatories)

  1. A prison, especially one for juveniles; a reform school.
    • 2019, Colson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys, Fleet, page 45:
      It was the nicest-looking property Elwood had ever seen—a real school, a good one, not the forbidding reformatory he’d conjured the last few weeks.

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