Definition of Protestantism in English:


Syllabification: Prot·es·tant·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈprätəstəntˌizəm


  • 1The faith, practice, and church order of the Protestant churches.
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    • In 1534, King Henry VIII of England established himself the leader of a new church of Protestantism that he tried to impose in Ireland.
    • Before Marx was born, his father converted the family to German Protestantism in order to keep his job as lawyer.
    • There was still no law against Protestantism but Mary was using her headship of the church to dismiss married clerics.
  • 1.1Adherence to the forms of Christian doctrine that are generally regarded as Protestant rather than Catholic or Eastern Orthodox.

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