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Definition of the noun reformist

What does reformist mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: reformists

  1. a disputant who advocates reform

Alternative definition of the noun reformist


  1. One who advocates reform (of an institution).
  2. Specifically, one who advocates reform of society and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.
  3. [dated, 17th C.] An advocate of reform in the Church of England; a Reformer.
  4. [dated, 18th century] An advocate or supporter of political reform in the United Kingdom. (Common from ca 1790 to 1830.)
  5. A member of a reformed religious denomination.

Definition of the adjective reformist

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  1. favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)

Alternative definition of the adjective reformist


  1. Advocating reform of an institution or body.
  2. Specifically, advocating reform and the gradual accumulation of small changes, as opposed to revolutionary action.

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Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2009)

A 12-Volume Set

Reformist. And. Radical. Activism. In all of these examples, what is clear is that activism is not solely reactionary or progressive, exclusionary or inclusionary, conservative or liberal, or peacefulor violent. Bothdisadvantaged andwealthy ...

Google previewDictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society (2013)

by Paul A. B. Clarke, Andrew Linzey

The three further types, the thaumaturgical, reformist and Utopian, are less common. The thaumaturgical orientation claims special powers to overcome specific evils and to obtain temporal benefits by random wonder working, effected by ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two Volume Set) (2009)

by Kenneth A. Reinert, Ramkishen S. Rajan, Amy Joycelyn Glass

The reformist current has also made strong inroads into global and national politics, going far beyond "the usual suspects." The Financial Times, Gordon Brown, Nobel Prize— winning economists such as Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, Kofi ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Buddhism (2013)

by Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish

is clearly reformist in character, creatively reinterpreting Buddhist traditions for modern circumstances. The distinctiveness of engaged Buddhism among other reformist movements is manifested in the particular shape of its ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Protestantism (2004)

4-volume set by Hans J. Hillerbrand

Anoften misunderstood movement that cutacross denominational boundaries, Sabbatarianism isbest considered undertwo rubrics,the restorationist andthe reformist. Advocates of theformer typesought areturnto the Old TestamentSabbath,and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soviet Life

by Ilya Zemtsov

Reformist Anti-Sovietism (reformis- tsky antisovetizm): Soviet propaganda claims that this has the same goal as bourgeois anti-...

Reformist anti- Sovietism is considered the more dangerous for the Soviet system since it supposedly claims that ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Social Policy (2013)

by Tony Fitzpatrick, Huck-ju Kwon, Nick Manning, James Midgley, Gillian Pascall

The fact that capitalism had not entered into a period of terminal decline or led to the immiseration of the working class, led Bernstein to contend that the SPD should adopt a more realistic non- revolutionary reformist strategy rather than the ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2009)

by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

Modern reformist movements, confronted by Westernmodernization, have redefinedthe boundaries ofreligious beliefs...

Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe (2013)

by Claire Annesley

The Reformist Movement, or Mouvement Réformateur (MR), is the main liberal party in Frenchspeaking Belgium. Formed in 2002, the MR brings together four established parties: the Liberal ReformistParty,the PartyofFreedomand Progress, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2004)

by John L. Esposito

Kamal Abu al- Majd, and Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali and presents an alternative Islamic reformist agenda. Muslims comprise 93.7 percent of the sixty- eight million inhabitants of Egypt; Copts and other Christians are 6 percent.

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought (2013)

by Gerhard Böwering, Patricia Crone

Contrary to a rise-and-fall model of history that equated political loss to intellectual decline, the reformist tradition in Islam showcased a remarkable degree of intellectual fermentation during periods of political decline. Various reformist ...

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Small photo of PHILIPPINES - CIRCA 1946: stamp printed in Philippines shows Jose Rizal, National Hero, Nationalist and Reformist, circa 1946Small photo of USA - CIRCA 1940: Postage stamps printed in USA, shows an American education reformist, Horace Mann, circa 1940Small photo of PHILIPPINES - CIRCA 1946: a stamp printed in Philippines shows Jose Rizal, National Hero, Nationalist and Reformist, circa 1946Small photo of PHILIPPINES - CIRCA 1964: a stamp printed in Philippines shows Jose Rizal, Portrait, National Hero, Nationalist and Reformist, circa 1964Small photo of PHILIPPINES - CIRCA 1962: a stamp printed in Philippines shows Jose Rizal, Portrait, National Hero, Nationalist and Reformist, circa 1962Small photo of ISTANBUL, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 12: Iranian reformist politician and Shia theologian Mohammad Khatami on November 12, 2006, Istanbul, Turkey. He served as the fifth President of Iran from 1997 to 2005.Small photo of Brussels, Belgium - May 07, 2016 - Statue of Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Robert Schuman (1886â??1963), French statesman, Twice Prime Minister of France, a reformist Minister of Finance and a Foreign Minister More...

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I recovered my infant Judaism, but in a reformist version. (Lionel Blue)
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