unprotestantize

transitive verb

un·​protestantize
¦ən+
: to make other than Protestant : cause to change from Protestantism to another form of religion
also : to deprive of a Protestant characteristic
the attempt to unprotestantize the Church of England J. A. Froude

Word History

Etymology

un- entry 2 + protestantize

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unprotestantize was in 1833

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“Unprotestantize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprotestantize. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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