Protestant NOUN a member or follower of any of the Western Christian Churches that are separate from the Roman Catholic Church in accordance with the principles of the Reformation.
ADJECTIVE relating to or belonging to any of the Protestant Churches.
DERIVATIVES Protestantism noun.
ORIGIN Protestants are so called after the declaration (Latin protestatio) of Martin Luther and his supporters dissenting from the decision of the Diet of Spires (1529), which reaffirmed the edict of the Diet of Worms against the Reformation.

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