Definitions for Protestantˈprɒt ə stənt or, for 4,6 , prəˈtɛs tənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Protestant(noun)

    an adherent of Protestantism

  2. Protestant Church, Protestant(adj)

    the Protestant churches and denominations collectively

  3. Protestant(adj)

    of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism

    "Protestant churches"; "a Protestant denomination"

  4. protestant(adj)

    protesting

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  1. Protestant(ProperNoun)

    Any of several denominations of Christianity that separated from the Roman Catholic Church based on theological or political differences during the Reformation.

  2. Protestant(ProperNoun)

    Someone who is a member of such a denomination.

  3. Protestant(ProperNoun)

    A modern Christian denomination not belonging to the Catholic or Orthodox traditions.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Protestant

    one who protests; -- originally applied to those who adhered to Luther, and protested against, or made a solemn declaration of dissent from, a decree of the Emperor Charles V. and the Diet of Spires, in 1529, against the Reformers, and appealed to a general council; -- now used in a popular sense to designate any Christian who does not belong to the Roman Catholic or the Greek Church

  2. Protestant(adj)

    making a protest; protesting

  3. Protestant(adj)

    of or pertaining to the faith and practice of those Christians who reject the authority of the Roman Catholic Church; as, Protestant writers

  4. Origin: [F. protestant, fr. L. protestans, -antis, p. pr. of protestare. See Protest, v.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Protestant' in Adjectives Frequency: #955

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