[ap-uh-stol-ik or ap-uh-stol-i-kuh l]
Origin of apostolic
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Examples from the Web for apostolicity
The catholicity of Rome began to overshadow the apostolicity of Anglicanism.Edward Caldwell Moore
This second authority, however, is not appealed to without the support of apostolicity.
The principle of apostolicity was more strictly conceived and more surely applied.History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)
Even those of larger content, such as Hebrews and Revelation, if their apostolicity was questioned, remained subjects of dispute.
- of, relating to, deriving from, or contemporary with the Apostles
- of or relating to the teachings or practice of the Apostles
- of or relating to the pope regarded as chief successor of the Apostles
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Word Origin and History for apostolicity
early 15c., from French apostolique or directly from Church Latin apostolicus, from Greek apostolikos, from apostolos (see apostle). Apostolical also is early 15c.
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