apostolic

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adjective ap·os·tol·ic \ˌa-pə-ˈstä-lik\

Definition of apostolic

  1. 1a :  of or relating to an apostleb :  of, relating to, or conforming to the teachings of the New Testament apostles

  2. 2a :  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 ordersb :  papal

apostolicity

play \ə-ˌpäs-tə-ˈli-sə-tē\ noun

First Known Use of apostolic

13th century

Other Christian Religious Terms


APOSTOLIC Defined for English Language Learners

apostolic

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Definition of apostolic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the original 12 apostles

  • : of or relating to the pope



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