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Protestant

noun [C] uk   /ˈprɒt.ɪ.stənt/ us    /ˈprɑː.t̬ɪ-/
a member of the parts of the Christian Church that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the 16th centuryFollowers of religious groups

Protestant

adjective uk   /ˈprɒt.ɪ.stənt/ us    /ˈprɑː.t̬ɪ-/
of or relating to these parts of the Christian Church: a Protestant ministerFollowers of religious groups the Protestant work ethic the belief that work is valuable as an activity, as well as for what it producesReligious beliefs and atheistic beliefs
Protestantism
noun [U] uk   /-stən.tɪ.zəm/ us  
Christian denominationsThe Roman Catholic ChurchReligions and religious groupsChristian denominations
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