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

Definition of Protestantism in English:


1The faith, practice, and church order of the Protestant churches.
Example sentences
  • 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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