What Is the Definition of "protestant"?


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The word "protestant" is either a noun or an adjective and at its simplest refers to the act of protesting or a person who protests. As a proper noun, the word "Protestant" refers to any Christian who does not adhere to Eastern Orthodox, Catholic or Anglican doctrines.

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Protestant Christians can also be defined as members of any Christian church that was established during the Reformation as a separate entity from the Roman Catholic church. Originally, the term "Protestant" referred to a group of princes in Germany who rose up in protest in 1529 against the Diet of Speyer who denounced the Reformation.

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