Protestantism

[ prot-uh-stuhn-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈprɒt ə stənˌtɪz əm /

noun

the religion of Protestants.
the Protestant churches collectively.
adherence to Protestant principles.

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Origin of Protestantism

First recorded in 1640–50; Protestant + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Protestantism

an·ti-Prot·es·tant·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Protestantism

Protestantism
/ (ˈprɒtɪstənˌtɪzəm) /

noun

the religion or religious system of any of the Churches of Western Christendom that are separated from the Roman Catholic Church and adhere substantially to principles established by Luther, Calvin, etc, in the Reformation
the Protestant Churches collectively
adherence to the principles of the Reformation
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