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APOSTOLIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does apostolic mean? 

APOSTOLIC (adjective)
  The adjective APOSTOLIC has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings
2. proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles

  Familiarity information: APOSTOLIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APOSTOLIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

apostolic; apostolical

Pertainym:

Apostle ((New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel)


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Meaning:

Proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

apostolical; papal; pontifical; apostolic

Context example:

papal dispensation

Pertainym:

pope (the head of the Roman Catholic Church)


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