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Characterized by remonstrance: "Pericles is the least remonstrant of Shakespearean heroes, a stalwart sufferer who is not about to challenge the injustice of the gods" (David Richards).
1. A person who remonstrates.
2. Remonstrant A member of a Christian sect originating among a group of Dutch Arminians who in 1610 formally stated the grounds of their dissent from strict Calvinism.

re·mon′strant·ly adv.


a person who remonstrates, esp one who signs a remonstrance
rare remonstrating or protesting


1. (Protestantism) a Dutch supporter of the Arminian Remonstrance of 1610
2. (Historical Terms) a Dutch supporter of the Arminian Remonstrance of 1610
References in classic literature ?
The pug-dog sat up, as a precautionary measure, as I passed; but, as I took no notice of the treasure he was guarding, he let me go by without even one remonstrant bark.
Continuing to chuckle when his laugh is over, as though remonstrant with himself on his drinking powers, he rolls to the door and unlocks it.
Why, there you're rather fast, Lawyer Lightwood,' he replied, in a remonstrant manner.
Mandeville was born into an Arminian or Remonstrant family.
Gerard de Korte Bishop of Groningen-Leeuwarden Samoil Dogan Syrian Orthodox Church in the Netherlands Wim Hart Interchurch organization for development cooperation (ICCO) Evert Jan Hazeleger Kerk in Aktie Davorka Lovrekovic International Fellowship of Reconciliation Tom Mikkers Remonstrant Church Kees Niewerth Council of Churches in the Netherlands Jannie Nijwening Mennonite Church in the Netherlands Peter Nissen Remonstrant Church Awraham Soetendorp Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values Henk Stenvers Mennonite Church in the Netherlands Karin van den Broeke General Synod of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands Jeanne van Hal Salvation Army Joris A.
Milton defended the Smectymnuans in Animadversions upon the Remonstrants Defense Against Smectymnuus (1641) and An Apology Against a Pamphlet Call'd A Modest Confutation of the Animadversions upon the Remonstrant Against Smectymnuus (1642).
Next to this he was a devout Remonstrant, active in a number of protestant organizations, and, because of his organizational skills, he was often elected a board member.
Together with Elfriede Hajek Ingelene Erlbaum did hide in the house of the remonstrant (Unitarian) pastor, Angeniette Frevel.
To venture outside the cynicism of political science in this regard, we might look at the well-known Czech remonstrant Vaclav Havel for his first-person testimony in "Second Wind" from Open Letters.
Aldegonde, and the Spirit of Bruges: Remonstrant Protestantism?
Dutch dissenters, largely from Mennonite and Remonstrant churches, continued to plead for religious toleration in their own country.
Response took the form of a widespread international effort to provide food, shelter, and financial relief, and to demand toleration--a campaign that extended beyond the Mennonites to involve Reformed and Remonstrant professors and other religious and political leaders as well, including Jan Amos Comenius, John Dury, Philipp von Zesen, Philip van Limborch, and William Penn.