Protestant meaning

prŏtĭ-stənt
The definition of a Protestant is a member of a Western Christian religion that follows the principles of the Reformation and that has broken with the Roman Catholic Church, or a person who protests.

A member of a Lutheran church is an example of a Protestant.

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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.

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A member of a Western Christian church adhering to the theologies of Luther, Calvin, or Zwingli.
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One of the German princes or cities that supported the doctrines of Luther and protested against the decision of the second Diet of Speyer (1529) to enforce the Edict of Worms (1521) and deny toleration to Lutherans.
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One who makes a declaration or avowal.
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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.
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A person who protests.
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Of Protestants or Protestant beliefs, practices, etc.
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Protesting.
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Alternative capitalization of Protestant.

A protestant effort.

Protestant work ethic.

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(chiefly law) One who protests; a protester.
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Alternative capitalization of Protestant.
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(Christianity) Any of several denominations of Christianity that separated from the Roman Catholic Church based on theological or political differences during the Reformation.
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(Christianity) Someone who is a member of such a denomination.
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(Christianity) A modern Christian denomination not belonging to the Catholic or Orthodox traditions.
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(Christianity) Of or pertaining to several denominations of Christianity that separated from the Roman Catholic Church based on theological or political differences during the Reformation.
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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.
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Of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism.
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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