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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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economic and trade policy is calibrated to support these nascent developments by promoting economic reforms, and by fostering economic ties and trade linkages.
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Concessions only encouraged further demands from the mob, Croker contended, and to initiate sweeping reform threatened social upheaval.
Especially intriguing in the context of the problem of structural church reform is Jouffroy's conviction that accumulation of wealth was not a moral problem for the church (191).
The Reform period, 1807-19, was ushered in by Napoleon's conquest; this was a period of great hope and movement away from feudalism and bureaucratic absolutism.
The Governor said the reforms would be approved very soon.
IC: It is a coincidence that when economic reforms have completed 25 years, the GST bill got passed.
After all, it is argued, did not a reformed Lula just win a second term of office in Brazil, the region's most populous country?
Interview questions focused on characteristics of "difficult" students, the impact of reforms on these students, and the reasons teachers believed teacher confidence in helping such students related to less progress on state tests.
Focusing on each of the published reform agendas would have forced the Albany Law Review to hold not a one-day symposium, but a multi-day program to adequately examine, analyze and debate the significant and critically important options for reform that have been articulated.