Counter Reformation

Counter Reformation
noun
the reaction of the Roman Catholic Church to the Reformation reaffirming the veneration of saints and the authority of the Pope (to which Protestants objected); many leaders were Jesuits
Hypernyms: ↑religious movement

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the movement within the Roman Catholic Church that followed the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.

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coun|ter|ref|or|ma|tion «KOWN tuhr REHF uhr- MAY shuhn», noun.
a reform movement opposed to a previous reform movement.
Counter Reformation,
the reform movement within the Roman Catholic Church during the 1500's and early 1600's, designed to counter the effects of the Protestant Reformation.

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