- Of or pertaining to people named Peter, particularly Saint Peter or Peter the Great.
1889, Richard Frederick Littledale, The Petrine Claims: A Critical Inquiry, London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, OL 7100020M, page 199:
- ...the statement of Apost. Const. vi. 8, that his ordination was Pauline, rather than Petrine, according to the competing traditions of St. Epiphanus and Rufinus, in which case he is the particular link in the Pauline succession.
1896, A. H. Keane (translator), The Antichrist Legend: A Chapter in Christian and Jewish Folklore, London: Hutchinson and Co., translation of original by Wilhelm Bousset, OL 24871731M, page 235:
- the Petrine Epistles
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Petrine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)