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REFORM. To reorganize; to rearrange as, the jury "shall be reformed by putting to and taking out of the persons so impanelled." Stat. 3 H. VIII. c. 12; Bac. Ab. Juries, A.
     2. To reform an instrument in equity, is to make a decree that a deed or other agreement shall be made or construed as it was originally intended by the parties, when an error or mistake as to a fact has been committed. A contract has been reformed, although the party applying to the court was in the legal profession, and he himself drew the contract, it appearing clear that it was framed so as to admit of a construction inconsistent with the true agreement of the parties. 1 Sim. & Stu. 210; 3 Russ. R. 424. But a contract will not be reformed in consequence of an error of law. 1 Russ. & M. 418; 1 Chit. Pr. 124.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Parade will re-form and march to St Bartholomew's Church for service at 11.20am before returning via Station Road and Dirker Drive to Royal British Legion HQ for dismissal.
In a year that has seen musical giants such as Pulp and The Stone Roses reunite, the former frontwoman of the band famed for songs such as Road Rage and Mulder and Scully said: "I can't think of any band from the '90s that hasn't re-formed at the minute, but no I don't think so.
"As a tribute to Paul, his band PG's Tips will re-form for a one-off show and headline this year's event.
"We'd need a good reason to re-form and I just don't see one.
The concentrates from both the UF and the RO processes are added together to re-form a full strength orange juice, which then has significant commercial value.
The Social Democrats could re-form a large coalition with their former Conservative partners, even if both parties obtained their worst results since the Second World War (29% and 25.6%, respectively).
"We see extensive, rapid recycling of ring material," he says, "in which moons are continually shattered into ring particles, which then gather together and re-form moons." This churning could mean that Saturn's rings are as old as the solar system despite the relative freshness of the surfaces currently exposed.
Legendary rock band Led Zeppelin are reportedly planning to re-form for a world tour.
The trio decided to re-form after they were approached to play comeback gigs.
Spandau Ballet are poised to re-form after singer Tony Hadley signalled he was ready to bury the hatchet, following a bitter break-up.
SOMETIMES WHEN I finish reading about the latest idea designed to make our schools better, I want to say, "We ought to get us some of that there re-form, Pappy!" Then, because I'm usually alone when I'm reading, I have to slap myself in the head with my own hat!
It sprang into being in "that noisy, murderous, idyllic summer of 1965"--the summer of the Watts riots, but also the summer smack-dab in the middle of what is now the most sentimentalized decade of the century--and continued, through the years ahead, to re-form itself in infinite ways, both in Dylan's subsequent readings of it and in various cover versions, grand and ridiculous alike.