Definition of apostolic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈstɒlɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpəˈstɑːlɪk//
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  1. 1 connected with the Apostles or their teaching apostolic writings
  2. 2connected with the Pope or Popes, who are considered to have had authority passed down to them from Christ’s Apostles The Pope appointed six apostolic administrators.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from French apostolique or ecclesiastical Latin apostolicus, from Greek apostolikos, from apostolos ‘messenger’, from apostellein ‘send forth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apostolic