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[ri-mon-struh nt]
  1. remonstrating; expostulatory.
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  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.
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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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Historical Examples of remonstrant

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

    The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV


  • 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


  1. a person who remonstrates, esp one who signs a remonstrance
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  1. rare remonstrating or protesting
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  1. a Dutch supporter of the Arminian Remonstrance of 1610
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