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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an adherent of Protestantism;

2. the Protestant churches and denominations collectively;
[syn: Protestant Church, Protestant]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism;
- Example: "Protestant churches"
- Example: "a Protestant denomination"

2. protesting;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Protestant \Prot"es*tant\, a. [Cf. F. protestant.] 1. Making a protest; protesting. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the faith and practice of those Christians who reject the authority of the Roman Catholic Church; as, Protestant writers. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Protestant \Prot"es*tant\, n. [F. protestant, fr. L. protestans, -antis, p. pr. of protestare. See Protest, v.] One who protests; -- originally applied to those who adhered to Luther, and protested against, or made a solemn declaration of dissent from, a decree of the Emperor Charles V. and the Diet of Spires, in 1529, against the Reformers, and appealed to a general council; -- now used in a popular sense to designate any Christian who does not belong to the Roman Catholic or the Greek Church. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Protestant adj 1: of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism; "Protestant churches"; "a Protestant denomination" 2: protesting n 1: an adherent of Protestantism 2: the Protestant churches and denominations collectively [syn: Protestant Church, Protestant]