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. 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.
  3. 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.

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Usage examples for apostolic

  1. Three of the four bishops, however, when duly applied to, took the matter of raising Dr. Seabury to the apostolic office into immediate and solemn consideration and consecrated him without delay. – Report Of Commemorative Services With The Sermons And Addresses At The Seabury Centenary, 1883-1885. by Diocese Of Connecticut
  2. Laval, the first vicar- apostolic of New France, arrived in Quebec in 1659. In 1674 Quebec was made a diocese, and Laval became the first bishop. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various