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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Protestant  \Prot"es*tant\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  protestant.] 
  1.  Making  a  protest;  protesting. 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  faith  and  practice  of  those 
  Christians  who  reject  the  authority  of  the  Roman  Catholic 
  Church;  as  Protestant  writers. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  (religion)  of  or  relating  to  Protestants  or  Protestantism; 
  "Protestant  churches";  "a  Protestant  denomination" 
  [syn:  {Protestant}] 
  2:  making  a  protest  [syn:  {protesting(a)}] 
  n  1:  an  adherent  of  Protestantism  [syn:  {Protestant}] 
  2:  the  Protestant  churches  and  denominations  collectively  [syn: 
  {Protestant  Church},  {Protestant}] 

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