Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

apostolate

play
noun apos·to·late \ə-ˈpäs-tə-ˌlāt, -lət\

Definition of apostolate

  1. 1 :  the office or mission of an apostle

  2. 2 :  an association of persons dedicated to the propagation of a religion or a doctrine



Origin and Etymology of apostolate

Late Latin apostolatus, from apostolus


First Known Use: 14th century


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up apostolate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

looking or feeling very sad

Get Word of the Day daily email!