Apostolic
Apostolic Ap`os*tol"ic, n. [L. apostolicus.] (Eccl. Hist.) A member of one of certain ascetic sects which at various times professed to imitate the practice of the apostles. [1913 Webster]

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  • Apostolic — may refer to:*The Twelve Apostles of Jesus, or something related to them *Apostolic Succession, the doctrine connecting the Church to the original Twelve Apostles *The Apostolic Fathers, the earliest generation of Christian writers *The Apostolic …   Wikipedia

  • Apostolic — Ap os*tol ic, Apostolical Ap os*tol ic*al, a. [L. apostolicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. apostolique.] 1. Pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times, or their peculiar spirit; as, an apostolical mission; the apostolic age. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apostolic — APOSTÓLIC, Ă, apostolici, ce, adj. 1. Care aparţine apostolilor (I 1), de apostoli; apostolesc. 2. Care aparţine papei2, privitor la papă2; pontifical. – Din fr. apostolique, lat. apostolicus. Trimis de cata, 07.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  APOSTÓLIC …   Dicționar Român

  • apostolic — (adj.) early 15c., from Fr. apostolique or directly from Church L. apostolicus, from Gk. apostolikos, from apostolos (see APOSTLE (Cf. apostle)). Apostolical also is early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • apostolic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the Apostles. 2) relating to the Pope, regarded as the successor to St Peter …   English terms dictionary

  • apostolic — [ap΄əs täl′ik] adj. [ME apostolik < LL(Ec) apostolicus < Gr apostolikos] 1. of an apostle 2. of the Apostles or their teachings, work, or times 3. held to derive from the Apostles in a direct line of succession 4. [often A ] of the pope;… …   English World dictionary

  • Apostolic — [[t]æ̱pɒstɒ̱lɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ Apostolic means belonging or relating to a Christian religious leader, especially the Pope. He was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Minsk by Pope John Paul II. 2) ADJ Apostolic means belonging or relating to the… …   English dictionary

  • apostolic — apostolically, adv. apostolicism /ap euh stol euh siz euhm/, n. apostolicity /euh pos tl is i tee/, apostolicalness, n. /ap euh stol ik/, adj. 1. of or characteristic of an apostle. 2. pertaining to or characteristic of the 12 apostles. 3.… …   Universalium

  • apostolic — adjective /ˌæpəˈstɒlɪk,ˌæpəˈstɑːlɪk/ a) pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times, or their peculiar spirit an apostolical mission b) according to the doctrines of the apostles; delivered or taught by the apostles the apostolic… …   Wiktionary

  • apostolic —   a. pertaining to apostle.    ♦ apostolic fathers, immediate disciples of the apostles, especially those leaving writings.    ♦ apostolic succession, unbroken derivation of episcopal power from the apostles …   Dictionary of difficult words

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