Synonyms for reformatory
- boot camp
- correctional facility
- correctional institution
- penal institution
- training school
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REFORMATORY
He spent seven years in a reformatory and the kids there were never young.
He left here when he was a boy,—to avoid being sent to the reformatory.
It was once used as a school, and later on as a reformatory.
He has been sent to a reformatory for a good number of years.
I wonder if they are out of the reformatory yet for setting fire to the barn?
His reformatory spirit did not stop with these radical measures.
Were he to place her in a reformatory, she would not stay there.
She meant to interest her in the Reformatory school for William's sake.
Six weeks hard labour, and then four years in a reformatory.
But by order of the court several of the accused were transferred to a reformatory.
1704, from past participle stem of Latin reformare "to transform, change" (see reform (v.)). As a noun, "house of correction for juveniles," from 1758.