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Protestant meaning

protestant - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. Making a protest; protesting.
  3. 3. Of or pertaining to the faith and practice of those Christians who reject the authority of the Roman Catholic Church; as, Protestant writers.
  4. 4. One who protests against the Church of Rome.
  5. 5. Pertaining to Protestants or their doctrines.

protestant - examples of usage

  1. It is possible that this idea may have been sanctioned by the King, who had had painful experience of the disadvantages attending a ruler of foreign extraction, and besides had reason to doubt the attachment of the Princess Sophia to the Protestant faith. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. In vain William tried to convince them that the interests of the two Protestant States were identical. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. It did so, and as a result we have what has served us so well during the first century of our national life- the Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
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