prot·es·tant /ˈprɑtəstənt, ||prəˈtɛs-/
Prot·es·tant n. 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.
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.
adj 1: of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism; "Protestant
churches"; "a Protestant denomination"
2: making a protest [syn: protesting(a)]
n 1: an adherent of Protestantism
2: the Protestant churches and denominations collectively [syn: