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English definition of “Protestant”


noun [C]    /ˈprɑt̬·ə·stənt/
a member of one of the major Christian divisions to which a number of different religious groups belong : Methodists, Baptists , and Lutherans are all Protestants . Protestant    /ˈprɑt̬·ə·stənt/ adjective [not gradable] a Protestant minister
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