plural noun

: members of various ascetic sects of the 3d and 4th centuries a.d. in Phrygia, Cilicia, and Pamphylia who sought apostolic purity of life by renouncing marriage and private property

called also Apotactici, Apotactites

Word History


Late Latin, from plural of apostolicus apostolic

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“Apostolici.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apostolici. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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