I. \\-ənt\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Medieval Latin remonstrant-, remonstrans, from present participle of remonstrare to remonstrate
1. : one who remonstrates; specifically usually capitalized : one of 46 ministers of Arminian views who in 1610 addressed a remonstrance to the States General of Holland and West Friesland containing five articles which set forth their differences from the strict Calvinists and which were condemned by the Synod of Dort in 1619 when the remonstrating ministers were removed from their ministry — compare arminianism
2. usually capitalized : a member of a small Arminian sect in Holland deriving from the Remonstrants of 1610
II. adjective
Etymology: in sense 1, from remonstrant (I); in sense 2, from Medieval Latin remonstrant-, remonstrans, present participle of remonstrare
1. usually capitalized : of or relating to the Remonstrants
2. : vigorously objecting or opposing : making a protest : remonstrating

a quality urgent, piercingly remonstrant in those quacks — Owen Wister

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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  • remonstrant — remònstrant (remonstrȁnt) m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA rel. pristaša umjerene struje u nizozemskom kalvinizmu; arminijanac ETIMOLOGIJA vidi remonstrirati …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Remonstrant — Re*mon strant, n. One who remonstrates; specifically (Eccl. Hist.), one of the Arminians who remonstrated against the attacks of the Calvinists in 1610, but were subsequently condemned by the decisions of the Synod of Dort in 1618. See {Arminian} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remonstrant — index remonstrative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • remonstrant — [ri män′strənt] adj. [ML remonstrans, prp.] remonstrating or objecting; expostulatory n. 1. a person who remonstrates 2. [R ] one of the Arminians in Holland who presented a remonstrance in 1610 setting forth their differences from strict… …   English World dictionary

  • remonstrant — remonstrantly, adv. /ri mon streuhnt/, adj. 1. remonstrating; expostulatory. n. 2. a person who remonstrates. 3. (cap.) one of the Dutch Arminians whose doctrinal differences from strict Calvinists were set forth in 1610. [1610 20; < ML… …   Universalium

  • remonstrant — adjective Date: 1641 vigorously objecting or opposing • remonstrant noun • remonstrantly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • remonstrant — noun One who remonstrates or issues remonstrances; One who formally protests, or issues such (usually written) protestations …   Wiktionary

  • Remonstrant — Re|mons|trạnt auch: Re|monst|rạnt 〈m. 16; Rel.〉 Angehöriger der Partei der niederländ. reformierten Kirche [→ remonstrieren] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Remonstrant — Re|mons|trạnt auch: Re|monst|rạnt 〈m.; Gen.: en, Pl.: en; Theol.〉 Angehöriger der Partei der niederländ. reformierten Kirche [Etym.: <Re… + lat. monstrare »zeigen«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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