Protestant


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Prot·es·tant

 (prŏt′ĭ-stənt)
n.
1. 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.
2. A member of a Western Christian church adhering to the theologies of Luther, Calvin, or Zwingli.
3. 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.
4. protestant (also prə-tĕs′tənt) One who makes a declaration or avowal.
adj.
Of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism.

[French, from German, from Latin prōtestāns, prōtestant-, present participle of prōtestārī, to protest; see protest.]

Protestant

(ˈprɒtɪstənt)
n
(Protestantism)
a. an adherent of Protestantism
b. (as modifier): the Protestant Church.

Prot•es•tant

(ˈprɒt ə stənt or, for 4,6, prəˈtɛs tənt)

n.
1. any Western Christian not an adherent of a Catholic, Anglican, or Eastern Church.
2. any of the German princes who protested against the decision of the Diet of Speyer in 1529, which had denounced the Reformation.
3. (l.c.) a person who protests.
adj.
4. belonging or pertaining to Protestants or their religion.
5. (l.c.) protesting.
[1530–40; < German or French, for Latin prōtestantēs, pl. of present participle of prōtestārī to bear public witness. See protest, -ant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Protestant - an adherent of ProtestantismProtestant - an adherent of Protestantism  
Protestant Church, Protestant - the Protestant churches and denominations collectively
WASP, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant - a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
Anabaptist - adherent of Anabaptism
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
Christian Scientist - a member of the Protestant church founded in the United States by Mary Baker Eddy
Baptist - follower of Baptistic doctrines
Congregationalist - a member of the Congregational Church
chapelgoer, Nonconformist - a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England
Anglican - a Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism
Episcopalian - a member of the Episcopal church
fundamentalist - a supporter of fundamentalism
Jehovah's Witness - believer in imminent approach of the millennium; practitioner of active evangelism
Latter-Day Saint, Mormon - a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Methodist - a follower of Wesleyanism as practiced by the Methodist Church
Orangeman - a member of a society founded in Ireland in 1795 to uphold Protestantism and the British sovereign
Pentecostal, Pentecostalist - any member of a Pentecostal religious body
Presbyterian - a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church
Puritan - a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship
2.Protestant - the Protestant churches and denominations collectivelyProtestant - the Protestant churches and denominations collectively
Mass - (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist
Christian church, church - one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
Pentecostal religion - any fundamentalist Protestant Church that uses revivalistic methods to achieve experiences comparable to the Pentecostal experiences of the first Christian disciples
Protestant denomination - group of Protestant congregations
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
Adj.1.Protestant - of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism; "Protestant churches"; "a Protestant denomination"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
2.protestant - protesting
complaining, complaintive - expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment; "a complaining boss"
Translations
protestantprotestantský-ka
protestantprotestantisk
protestanttiprotestanttinen
protestantprotestantski
protestáns
mótmælandi
プロテスタントプロテスタントの
신교도신교도의
protestantasprotestantizmas
protestants
protestant
protestantprotestantisk
เกี่ยวกับนิกายโปรเตสแตนต์ผู้ที่นับถือนิกายโปรเตสแตนต์
Thuộc Đạo Tin lànhTín đồ Đạo Tin lành

Protestant

[ˈprɒtɪstənt]
A. ADJprotestante
B. Nprotestante mf

Protestant

[ˈprɒtɪstənt]
adjprotestant(e)
a Protestant church → une église protestante
nprotestant(e) m/f
I'm a Protestant → Je suis protestant.

Protestant

adjprotestantisch; (esp in Germany) → evangelisch
nProtestant(in) m(f), → Evangelische(r) mf

Protestant

[ˈprɒtɪstənt] adj & nprotestante (m/f)

Protestant

(ˈprotəstənt) noun, adjective
(a member) of any of the Christian churches that separated from the Roman Catholic church at or after the Reformation.
ˈProtestantism noun

Protestant

بِرُوتِسْتَانْتِي, بِروتُسْتَانْتِي protestant, protestantský protestant, protestantisk Protestant, protestantisch Προτεστάντης, προτεσταντικός protestante protestantti, protestanttinen protestant protestant, protestantski protestante プロテスタント, プロテスタントの 신교도, 신교도의 protestant, protestants protestant, protestantisk protestancki, protestant protestante протестант, протестантский protestant, protestantisk เกี่ยวกับนิกายโปรเตสแตนต์, ผู้ที่นับถือนิกายโปรเตสแตนต์ Protestan Thuộc Đạo Tin lành, Tín đồ Đạo Tin lành 新教徒, 新教的
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He was a rabid Protestant, and he was always saying:
When I mention religion, I mean the Christian religion; and not only the Christian religion, but the Protestant religion; and not only the Protestant religion, but the Church of England.
Thus Bassompierre, who was at once Protestant and Catholic-- Protestant by conviction and Catholic as commander of the order of the Holy Ghost; Bassompierre, who was a German by birth and a Frenchman at heart--in short, Bassompierre, who had a distinguished command at the siege of La Rochelle, said, in charging at the head of several other Protestant nobles like himself, "You will see, gentlemen, that we shall be fools enough to take La Rochelle.
The Protestant and Catholic cantons have since had their separate diets, where all the most important concerns are adjusted, and which have left the general diet little other business than to take care of the common bailages.
When I found that he was a Catholic I was almost ready to abjure the Protestant religion for his sake; but I perceived that this was not necessary when I came to know that most of his friends were Protestants.
This was the storm of the Reformation which was to divide the world into Protestant and Catholic.
This is writing only to Frenchmen and to Papists: a Protestant would be desirous to know why he must imagine that Father du Bernat had a cooler head or more knowledge; and why one man whose account is singular is not more likely to be mistaken than many agreeing in the same account.
These poor girls had never known the advantages of settled homes, decorous example, or honest Protestant education; resident a few months now in one Catholic school, now in another, as their parents wandered from land to land--from France to Germany, from Germany to Belgium --they had picked up some scanty instruction, many bad habits, losing every notion even of the first elements of religion and morals, and acquiring an imbecile indifference to every sentiment that can elevate humanity; they were distinguishable by an habitual look of sullen dejection, the result of crushed self-respect and constant browbeating from their Popish fellow-pupils, who hated them as English, and scorned them as heretics.
Much the same was true of the 'secular' clergy (those not members of monastic orders, corresponding to the entire clergy of Protestant churches).
Then I knew that, as I had bred Friday up to be a Protestant, it would quite confound him to bring him to embrace another religion; and he would never, while his eyes were open, believe that his old master was a heretic, and would be damned; and this might in the end ruin the poor fellow's principles, and so turn him back again to his first idolatry.
He contributed regularly to the Protestant churches,
The good-natured locksmith was still patting her on the back and applying such gentle restoratives, when a message arrived from Mrs Varden, making known to all whom it might concern, that she felt too much indisposed to rise after her great agitation and anxiety of the previous night; and therefore desired to be immediately accommodated with the little black teapot of strong mixed tea, a couple of rounds of buttered toast, a middling-sized dish of beef and ham cut thin, and the Protestant Manual in two volumes post octavo.