What does Protestant mean?

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

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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

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

  2. Protestant(adj)

    making a protest; protesting

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

  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

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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How to say Protestant in sign language?

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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. Martin Luther:

    We have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices, capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white, both here and abroad.

  2. 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.

  3. Pastor Martin Niemoller, Congressional Record, October 14, 1968 (Vol. 114, p. 31636):

    When Hitler came for the Jews... I was not a Jew, therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned. Then, Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church — and there was nobody left to be concerned.

  4. 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.

  5. Meg Mott:

    Most of our white Protestant leaders have made it a point of pride to keep their feelings buttoned up.

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