apostle

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French apostle, from Ancient Greek ἀπόστολος (apostolos, one sent forth, apostle).

Noun[edit]

apostle (plural apostles)

  1. A missionary, or leader of a religious mission, especially one in the early Christian Church (but see Apostle).
  2. A pioneer or early advocate of a particular cause, prophet of a belief.
  3. A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve seat administrative council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  4. (obsolete, Cambridge slang) A person who is plucked, i.e. refused an academic degree.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See apostil.

Noun[edit]

apostle (plural apostles)

  1. (law) A letter dismissory.
  2. (law) A note sent to an appeal court presenting the appeal in summary.
  3. (law) The trial court record sent to an appeal court concerning an appeal.

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Old French[edit]

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apostle m (oblique plural apostles, nominative singular apostles, nominative plural apostle)

  1. apostle
    • circa 1100,, Chanson de Roland:
      Recleimet Deu e l’apostle de Rome
      Imploring God and the apostle of Rome

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