apostolic

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin apostolicus (apostolic), from Ancient Greek ἀποστολικός (apostolikós, apostolic): compare with French apostolique.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

apostolic

  1. pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times, or their peculiar spirit
    an apostolical mission
    the apostolic age
  2. according to the doctrines of the apostles; delivered or taught by the apostles
    apostolic faith or practice
  3. Of or relating to the pope or the papacy; papal.

Related terms[edit]

  • Apostolic church: the Christian church; — so called on account of its apostolic foundation, doctrine, and order. The churches of Rome, Armenia, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem were called apostolic churches.

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