Definitions of apostolic

  1. proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles; "papal dispensation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Alt. of Apostolical Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A member of one of certain ascetic sects which at various times professed to imitate the practice of the apostles. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Of or relating to the twelve chosen followers of Christ, or to their age, doctrine, or practice; as, the apostolic faith. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Pertaining or according to the Apostles. Apostolic Fathers, Christian teachers in part contemporary with the Apostles. Apostolic See, the see of Rome or the Pope. Apostolic succession, the lineal transmission from the Apostles of the qualification necessary to constitute any one a minister of the grace of Christ. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Relating to the apostles or to the office of an apostle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Pertaining to the Apostles; of the character of an apostle; of the Pope, papal, as A. See, succession. Hence apostolical a., apostolically adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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