protestant
Adjective

protestant

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Protestant#English|Protestant
    a protestant effort
    protestant work ethic
  2. protesting
Noun

protestant (plural protestants)

  1. (chiefly, legal) One who protests; a protester.
    • 1915 November 3, decision in the case of the State of New Mexico v. Garrett, published in 1916 among the Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Cases Relating to Public Lands, volume 44 (edited by George J Hesselman), page 490: In the case of Hyacinthe Villeneuve a homestead entry had been allowed upon a tract of land that had been patented to the Santa Fe Railroad Company, whose grantees had expressed a willingness to reconvey in order that effect might be given to the equities of the homesteader, whereas in the present case the State stands in the position of a protestant.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Protestant#English|Protestant

Protestant
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈpɹɒtɪstənt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɹɑtɪstənt/
Noun

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).
  2. (history) A member of the Church of England or Church of Ireland, as distinct from Protestant nonconformists or dissenters
    • 1827 [1796] Theobald Wolfe Tone, Memoirs Vol.1 p.64 ↗ (Henry Colburn, London) ed. William Theobald Wolfe Tone:
      To unite the whole people of Ireland; to abolish the memory of all past dissensions; and to substitute the common name of Irishman in place of the denominations of Protestant, Catholic, and Dissenter—these were my means.
    • 1893 June 14, Hansard 4th series Vol 13 HC Deb c.1001 ↗
      MR. SEXTON said, he had always understood that the difference between Protestants and Presbyterians was not a difference of creed, but as to episcopacy and practice.
Translations Adjective

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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