protestants


protestants
Those who adhered to the doctrine of Luther; so called because, in 1529, they protested against a decree of the emperor Charles V and of the diet of Spires, and declared that they appealed to a general council. The name is now applied indiscriminately to all the sects, of whatever denomination, who have seceded from the Church of Rome

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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