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remonstrant

[ri-mon-struh nt]
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adjective
  1. remonstrating; expostulatory.
noun
  1. a person who remonstrates.
  2. (initial capital letter) one of the Dutch Arminians whose doctrinal differences from strict Calvinists were set forth in 1610.

Origin of remonstrant

First recorded in 1610–20, remonstrant is from the Medieval Latin word remōnstrant- (stem of remōnstrāns, present participle of remōnstrāre). See remonstrate, -ant
Related formsre·mon·strant·ly, adverbhalf-re·mon·strant, adjectivenon·re·mon·strant, adjectiveun·re·mon·strant, adjective
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Examples from the Web for remonstrant

Historical Examples

  • The attitude of a remonstrant is the natural one of the vast majority of people.

    The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV

    Various

  • The remonstrant of 1800 said "indelicate," of 1850 "immodest," of 1900 "impractical."

  • In 1800 the remonstrant was horrified at the study of geography.

  • Hope's tone was remonstrant, as she looked at him with startled eyes.

    Teddy: Her Book

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • In 1680 another, Remonstrant, version was published in the same city.


British Dictionary definitions for remonstrant

remonstrant

noun
  1. a person who remonstrates, esp one who signs a remonstrance
adjective
  1. rare remonstrating or protesting

Remonstrant

noun
  1. a Dutch supporter of the Arminian Remonstrance of 1610
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