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Protestant

  

      n  
a    an adherent of Protestantism  
b    (as modifier)  
the Protestant Church     


Protestant Episcopal Church  
      n      the full title of the       Episcopal Church  
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protest  
      n  
1   
a    public, often organized, dissent or manifestation of such dissent  
b    (as modifier)  
a protest march     
2    a declaration or objection that is formal or solemn  
3    an expression of disagreement or complaint  
without a squeak of protest     
4   
a    a formal notarial statement drawn up on behalf of a creditor and declaring that the debtor has dishonoured a bill of exchange or promissory note  
b    the action of drawing up such a statement  
c    a formal declaration by a taxpayer disputing the legality or accuracy of his assessment  
5    a statement made by the master of a vessel attesting to the circumstances in which his vessel was damaged or imperilled  
6    the act of protesting  
7    under protest   having voiced objections; unwillingly  
      vb  
8    when intr, foll by: against, at, about, etc.; when tr, may take a clause as object   to make a strong objection (to something, esp. a supposed injustice or offence)  
9    when tr, may take a clause as object   to assert or affirm in a formal or solemn manner  
10    when tr, may take a clause as object   to put up arguments against; disagree; complain; object  
``I'm okay,'' she protested, he protested that it was not his turn to wash up     
11    tr     (Chiefly U.S.)   to object forcefully to  
leaflets protesting Dr King's murder     
12    tr   to declare formally that (a bill of exchange or promissory note) has been dishonoured  
     (C14: from Latin protestari to make a formal declaration, from pro- before + testari to assert)  
   protestant             adj, n  
  protester, protestor      n  
  protestingly      adv  

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n.
Opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England i.e.the English branch of the Western Christian Church, which combines Catholic and Protestant traditions, rejects the Pope’s authority, and has the monarch as its titular head
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