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1protestant

noun prot·es·tant \ˈprä-təs-tənt, 2 is also prə-ˈtes-\

Definition of PROTESTANT

1
capitalized
a :  any of a group of German princes and cities presenting a defense of freedom of conscience against an edict of the Diet of Spires in 1529 intended to suppress the Lutheran movement
b :  a member of any of several church denominations denying the universal authority of the Pope and affirming the Reformation principles of justification by faith alone, the priesthood of all believers, and the primacy of the Bible as the only source of revealed truth; broadly :  a Christian not of a Catholic or Eastern church
2
:  one who makes or enters a protest
Prot·es·tant·ism \ˈprä-təs-tən-ˌti-zəm\ noun

Origin of PROTESTANT

Middle French, from Latin protestant-, protestans, present participle of protestari
First Known Use: 1539

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

2protestant

adjective

Definition of PROTESTANT

1
capitalized :  of or relating to Protestants, their churches, or their religion
2
:  making or sounding a protest <the two protestant ladies up and marched out — Time>

First Known Use of PROTESTANT

1539

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with PROTESTANT

PROTESTANT Defined for Kids

1Protestant

noun Prot·es·tant \ˈprä-tə-stənt\

Definition of PROTESTANT for Kids

:  a member of one of the Christian churches that separated from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century

2Protestant

adjective

Definition of PROTESTANT for Kids

:  of or relating to Protestants

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