reform


reform
re·form /ri-'fȯrm/ vt
1: to put (a writing) into a corrected form that more accurately reflects the agreement of the parties
allows a writing signed by mistake to be reform ed — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al. compare ratify
2: to induce or cause to abandon wrongful or harmful ways
a reform ed drug dealer
vi: to become changed for the better

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

reform
I noun advancement, alteration, amelioration, amendment, betterment, change, correctio, correction, development, elevation, emendatio, enhancement, enrichment, improvement, innovation, melioration, progress, progression, progressivism, recast, reclamation, reconstitution, reconstruction, recovery, recreation, rectification, refinement, reformation, regeneration, remaking, renewal, renovation, repair, revision II verb ameliorate, amend, better, change, convert, correct, corrigere, cure, emend, enhance, fix, form anew, improve, make better, make over, meliorate, mend, modify, rearrange, recast, reclaim, reconstitute, reconstruct, rectify, redeem, redo, redress, reestablish, refashion, refine, regenerate, rehabilitate, remake, remedy, remodel, renew, renovate, reorganize, repair, repent, reshape, restore, revise, revolutionize, rework, set straight, uplift associated concepts: reform a contract, reform a deed, reform a lease, reform a will, reform an instrument III index ameliorate, amend, change, convert (change use), convert (persuade), correction (change), development (progression), emend, fix (repair), meliorate, modify (alter), progress, reconstitute, reconstruct, recreate, rectify, redeem (satisfy debts), repair (noun), repair (verb), repent, reproduce, restore (renew), revision (process of correcting), transform

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reform
v.
To correct; to change something to make it better; to change oneself or another person for the better; to correct a written instrument under court order.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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