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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

Etymologies

From Protestant +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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