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ˈprɒt ə stənt or, for 4,6 , prəˈtɛs təntProtes·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Protestantnoun

    an adherent of Protestantism

  2. Protestant Church, Protestantadjective

    the Protestant churches and denominations collectively

  3. Protestantadjective

    of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism

    "Protestant churches"; "a Protestant denomination"

  4. protestantadjective

    protesting

Wiktionary

  1. Protestantnoun

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

  2. Protestantnoun

    Someone who is a member of such a denomination.

  3. Protestantnoun

    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

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

  2. Protestantadjective

    making a protest; protesting

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

  3. Protestantadjective

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. Protestant

    one who opposes Roman Catholicism on the basis of a conviction that Catholicism is contrary to the Bible

    I would not be a Protestant if I were not a protestor against Roman Catholicism.

    Submitted by Noah Hirsch on May 8, 2018  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Protestant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Protestant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Protestant in a Sentence

  1. Orson Welles:

    The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Ben hit me on my faith, and you don't hit a person on faith, i don't know him; he knows nothing about me. I'm Protestant; I'm Presbyterian. I believe strongly, I believe in the Bible strongly.

  3. Judy Garland:

    It takes all the people - black and white, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant, recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants - to make up America.

  4. Daniel Radcliffe:

    I'm not a religious person. My mom was of Jewish blood and my dad was Protestant... I'm very interested in religion as something to study, but I'm not a religious person in the slightest.

  5. Thomas Paine:

    I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.

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