Protestant

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From French protestant.

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Protestant (plural Protestants)

  1. (Christianity) A member of any of several Christian denominations which separated from the Roman Catholic Church based on theological or political differences during the Reformation (or sometimes later).

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Protestant (comparative more Protestant, superlative most Protestant)

  1. (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.
    • 1840, Norwich Operative Protestant Association, Released statement, The Penny Protestant Operative, page 15,
      It is not perhaps too much to say, that a more harmonious, a more decorous, a more loyal, a more Protestant, a more Christian meeting, never took place within the walls of our ancient city.
    • 1855, Napoléon Roussel, Catholic and Protestant Nations Compared, Volumes 1-2, page 120,
      To make this perfectly clear, we shall contrast a few of the most Protestant with a few of the most Roman Catholic counties.
    • 2004, Paul Freston, Protestant Political Parties: A Global Survey, page 27,
      For reasons to do with the predominantly Lutheran rather than Calvinist heritage (and to some extent with the postwar division of Germany which hived off the more Protestant East), the participation of Protestants in the CDU has been small.

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Protestant m (genitive Protestants, plural Protestanten)

  1. Protestant (person)
  2. protester

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