adjective \ˌa-pə-ˈstä-lik\

: of or relating to the original 12 apostles

: of or relating to the pope

Full Definition of APOSTOLIC

a :  of or relating to an apostle
b :  of, relating to, or conforming to the teachings of the New Testament apostles
a :  of or relating to a succession of spiritual authority from the apostles held (as by Roman Catholics, Anglicans, and Eastern Orthodox) to be perpetuated by successive ordinations of bishops and to be necessary for valid sacraments and orders
b :  papal
apos·to·lic·i·ty \ə-ˌpäs-tə-ˈli-sə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of APOSTOLIC

13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


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