\ɹɪfˈɔːmətəɹˌi skˈuːlz], \ɹɪfˈɔːmətəɹˌi skˈuːlz], \ɹ_ɪ_f_ˈɔː_m_ə_t_ə_ɹ_ˌi s_k_ˈuː_l_z]\
Definitions of REFORMATORY SCHOOLS
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In English law. Schools to which convicted juvenile offenders (under sixteen) may be sent by order of the court before which they are tried, if the offense be punishable with penal servitude or imprisonment, and the sen- tence be to imprisonment for ten days or more. Wharton.
By Henry Campbell Black
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- Done (as bowling) with the arm not raised above elbow, that is, swung far out from body; underhand. Cf. Over-and Round-Arm.