reformation

Reformation means making changes to something with the intention of setting it back on the right path. Your life will be easier after the reformation of the transportation system, when the buses run more frequently.

The act or process of changing a religious, political, or societal institution for the better is called a reformation. When capitalized, the Reformation refers specifically to the Protestant Reformation in Europe, which was a religious change instigated in 1517 by Protestants who wished to reform the Catholic Church. The root of reformation is the Latin word reformare, which means to form again or to change.

Definitions of reformation
  1. 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
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    types:
    counterreformation
    a reformation intended to counter the results of a prior reformation
    type of:
    improvement, melioration
    a condition superior to an earlier condition
  2. noun
    rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
    synonyms: reclamation
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    type of:
    deliverance, delivery, rescue, saving
    recovery or preservation from loss or danger
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