1a) (n.) An adherent of any of those Christian bodies that separated from the Church of
Rome during the Reformation, or of any group descended from them.
From Ger. or Fr. protestant, from L. protestantem (nominative protestans), p.p. of protestari, → protest.
Pâxosân agent noun or adj. from pâxosidan, → protest.
The religion of → Protestants.
→ protestant; → -ism.