Protestant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"Protestant" in British English

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Protestantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈprɒt.ɪ.stənt/  us   /ˈprɑː.t̬ɪ-/
a ​member of the ​parts of the ​Christian Church that ​separated from the ​RomanCatholic Church during the 16th ​century
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uk   /ˈprɒt.ɪ.stənt/  us   /ˈprɑː.t̬ɪ-/
of or ​relating to these ​parts of the ​Christian Church: a Protestant ​ministerthe Protestant work ethic the ​belief that ​work is ​valuable as an ​activity, as well as for what it ​produces
noun [U] uk   us   /-stən.tɪ.zəm/
(Definition of Protestant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Protestantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɑt̬·ə·stənt/
a ​member of one of the ​majorChristiandivisions to which a ​number of different ​religiousgroupsbelong: Methodists, Baptists, and Lutherans are all Protestants.
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈprɑt̬·ə·stənt/
a Protestant ​minister
(Definition of Protestant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Protestant”
in Korean 개신교, 프로테스탄트…
in Arabic بروتِستانتي…
in Malaysian Protestan…
in French protestant/-ante…
in Russian протестантский…
in Chinese (Traditional) 新教徒…
in Italian protestante…
in Turkish Protestan…
in Polish protestancki…
in Spanish protestante…
in Vietnamese người theo đạo Tin lành…
in Portuguese protestante…
in Thai ผู้นับถือนิกายโปรเตสแตนต์…
in German der/die Protestant(in)…
in Catalan protestant…
in Japanese プロテスタント, 新教徒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 新教徒…
in Indonesian Protestan…
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