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

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Prot•es•tantˈprɒt ə stənt or, for 4,6 , prəˈtɛs tənt(n.)

  1. any Western Christian not an adherent of a Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Church.

    Category: Religion

  2. any of the German princes who protested against the decision of the Diet of Speyer in 1529, which had denounced the Reformation.

    Category: Religion

  3. (l.c.) a person who protests.

  4. (adj.)belonging or pertaining to Protestants or their religion.

    Category: Religion

  5. (l.c.) protesting.

Origin of Protestant:

1530–40; < G or F, for L prōtestantēs, pl. of prp. of prōtestārī to bear public witness. See protest , -ant

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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


Translations for Protestant

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

Protestant(adjective)

(a member) of any of the Christian churches that separated from the Roman Catholic church at or after the Reformation.

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