from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Adherence to the religion and beliefs of a Protestant church.
- n. The religion and religious beliefs fostered by the Protestant movement.
- n. Protestants considered as a group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The Protestant (rather than the Roman Catholic or Orthodox) Christian faith.
- n. Collectively, the Protestant churches or the Protestants.
- n. The beliefs held by the Protestant churches.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being protestant, especially against the Roman Catholic Church; the principles or religion of the Protestants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a Protestant; the religious principles of Protestants; the religious and other tendencies fostered by the Protestant movement. See protest of Spires, under protest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
From Protestant + -ism (Wiktionary)