counterreformation counterreformation

Definition(s):

  • (n) a reformation intended to counter the results of a prior reformation

Usage(s):

  1. It is a shocking shift in sentiment, a counterreformation of sorts in a Republican-led era that emphasizes deregulation and self-reliance.
  2. And after every reformation comes counterreformation.

Quotes

  • Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, who served as secretary of state under Reagan and succeeded him as governor, said Reagan "certainly embodied the conservative counterreformation that came to the fore after so many decades of liberal politics."...
    on Jun 5, 2004 By: Jerry Brown Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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