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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Jail & punishment
reformatoryre‧for‧ma‧to‧ry /rɪˈfɔːmətəri $ rɪˈfɔːrmətɔːri/ noun (plural reformatories) [countable] American English old use  SCJSETa reform school
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reformatoryA few children's homes have been opened but they also double as reformatories for young offenders.He was sent to a state reformatory at age 11 for knifing a white homosexual attacker.
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