protestant

  1. an adherent of Protestantism
  2. the Protestant churches and denominations collectively

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Protestant

This is a general term for a number of religious groups within the Christian church. Included are followers of Luther, Zwingli and Calvin of the Reformation. The term comes from the protesting minority in a German parliament at Spires in 1528AD during the Reformation. It has been expanded upon to include the Church of England, Anabaptists, Methodi...
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Protestant

• (a.) Of or pertaining to the faith and practice of those Christians who reject the authority of the Roman Catholic Church; as, Protestant writers. • (v.) 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 ...
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Protestant

adjective of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism; `Protestant churches`; `a Protestant denomination`
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Protestant

Prot'es·tant noun [ French protestant , from Latin protestans , -antis , present participle of protestare . See Protest , v. ] One who protests; -- originally applied to those who adhered to Luther, and protested against, or made a solemn dec...
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Protestant

A form of Christianity after the Reformation. Protestant is used to describe the churches which do not belong to the Roman Catholic or Orthodox churches.
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Protestant

A Protestant is a member of the Reformed Church. The term was originally applied to those people who adhered to Martin Luther at the Reformation. These Lutherans, in 1529, protested against the decree of Charles V of Germany, and appealed from the Diet of Spires to a general council.
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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 Roma...
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Protestant

Protestant 1. A member or adherent of any denomination of the Western Christian church that rejects papal authority and some fundamental Roman Catholic doctrines, and who believes in the justification by faith. 2. Any Western Christian who is not an adherent of a Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Church. 2. An adherent of any of those Christian bodie...
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Protestant

The new Catholics. At best Protestants are boring; at worst they are the Reverend Hagee.
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Protestant

[adj] - (religion) of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism 2. [n] - an adherent of Protestantism
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