Protestant Definition

prŏtĭ-stənt
noun
A member of a Western Christian church whose faith and practice are founded on the principles of the Reformation, especially in the acceptance of the Bible as the sole source of revelation, in justification by faith alone, and in the universal priesthood of all the believers.
American Heritage
Any of the German princes and free cities that formally protested to the Diet of Spires (1529) its decision to uphold the edict of the Diet of Worms against the Reformation.
Webster's New World
Any member of the various Christian churches established as a result of the Reformation.
Webster's New World
Any Christian not belonging to the Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox Church.
Webster's New World
One who makes a declaration or avowal.
American Heritage
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adjective
Of Protestants or Protestant beliefs, practices, etc.
Webster's New World
Protesting.
Webster's New World
Protestant is defined as something related to a western Christian religion that follows the principles of the Reformation and that has broken with the Roman Catholic Church.
A Lutheran church is an example of a Protestant church.
YourDictionary
Alternative capitalization of Protestant.
A protestant effort.
Protestant work ethic.
Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Protestant

Noun

Singular:
Protestant
Plural:
protestants

Origin of Protestant

  • French from German from Latin prōtestāns prōtestant- present participle of prōtestārī to protest protest

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French protestant.

    From Wiktionary

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