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Protestant

One of the party who adhered to Luther at the Reformation. These Lutherans, in 1529, “protested” against the decree of Charles V. of Germany, and appealed from the Diet of Spires to a general council. A Protestant now means one of the Reformed Church.

Protestant Pope.
Clement XIV.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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