apostolate

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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


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