Definition of Apostolic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings.

Exact synonyms: Apostolical
Partainyms: Apostle, Apostle
Derivative terms: Apostle, Apostle, Apostle



2. Adjective. Proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles. "Papal dispensation"
Exact synonyms: Apostolical, Papal, Pontifical
Partainyms: Pope, Pope, Pope, Pope
Derivative terms: Pope, Pontiff

Definition of Apostolic

1. a. Pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times, or their peculiar spirit; as, an apostolical mission; the apostolic age.

2. n. A member of one of certain ascetic sects which at various times professed to imitate the practice of the apostles.

Definition of Apostolic

1. Adjective. pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times, or their peculiar spirit ¹

2. Adjective. according to the doctrines of the apostles; delivered or taught by the apostles ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apostolic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apostolic

apostemes
apostil
apostilb
apostilbs
apostille
apostilles
apostils
apostle spoon
apostle spoons
apostles
apostleship
apostleships
apostolate
apostolates
apostolic (current term)
apostolic delegate
apostolic succession
apostolical
apostolically
apostolicalness
apostolicities
apostolicity
apostolicness
apostosis
apostrophe
apostrophes
apostrophic
apostrophically
apostrophise

Literary usage of Apostolic

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1. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1891)
"apostolic Brethren, or ' Aposto- Dolcino then became the head of the society ... apostolic Chamber (The), A council entrusted with the euro of tho revenues ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The relation oí these writers to the apostolic teaching generally has become pretty evident. ... ight as the Apostles; they are sub-apostolic in that sense ..."

3. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1906)
"CONSTITUTION OF apostolic CHURCHES he regarded as contrary to the spirit of the gospel and to secure their moral support in the great work of world- ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Clement is the first of the to connect this local organization with Episcopate, the Old Testament and apostolic foundation. He mentions the connection ..."

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