Definition of 'reform'
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Ministers decided to reform the appeals system last year because the courts were being overwhelmed with claims. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But liberals mustn't think that political reform is enough. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The reforms will give motorists access to public charge points without the need for multiple memberships and set common standards for pricing between suppliers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our reforms will change that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has a record of cautious reform as economy minister but doubts remain over whether he has the grit to push through far-reaching structural change. Times, Sunday Times (2017)While the government has promised to reform the old system, more students and employers are turning to apprenticeships as a better way for both parties. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Her studies had led her to become the leader of the reform party at court. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They thought they had campaigned successfully for reform. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Without such reforms the country faces an imminent economic crisis. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But these considerations cannot be a justification for avoiding substantive political reform. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We have to find a way to reform the whole system. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The current legal reforms will make it impossible to get legal aid for clinical negligence cases. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To stem the rising tide of complaints the society introduced reforms. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The system of management adopted during the economic reform did not last long. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)It will be unapologetic about reforming our economy to challenge inequality and protect workers better. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They need to deliver on this promised reform. The Sun (2012)He wants it to be a party of social reform and emancipation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The health care reform law contains no special exemptions for churches. Christianity Today (2000)We are in a period when further constitutional reform is almost unavoidable. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is the most important reform programme undertaken in any aspect of government life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Will public services reform improve value for money? Times, Sunday Times (2013)But reform of courts and tackling corruption lag way behind. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There have long been calls for the honours system to be reformed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Prisons reform bill To give governors more freedoms and allow more services to be privatised. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet there is no sign that the country 's reform programme is running off the rails. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But let's give these reforms a chance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Without political reform, all these problems would intensify. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)We concluded that the coroner's inquest needed radical improvement and reform if it were to regain public confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'reform'
British English: reform NOUN
Reform consists of changes and improvements to a law, social system, or institution. A reform is an instance of such a change or improvement.
The party embarked on a programme of economic reform.
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