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[pee-trahyn, -trin]
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  1. of or relating to the apostle Peter or the Epistles bearing his name.

Origin of Petrine

1840–50; < Late Latin Petr(us) Peter + -ine1
Related formspost-Pe·trine, adjectivepre-Pe·trine, adjective
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Examples from the Web for petrine

Historical Examples

  • Schwegler believes that it was written to reconcile the Pauline and Petrine doctrines.

    The Bible

    John E. Remsburg

  • Tacitly, but uncompromisingly, Petrine tradition is set aside.

  • Petrine gave you a cent for biscuits and you go and spend it on lollipops.

    My Little Boy

    Carl Ewald

  • It is necessary now, in the next place, to look at the evidence offered in opposition to the Petrine theory.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church

    Alexander Clarence Flick

  • The evidence adduced here ends with the sweeping denial of every claim of the Petrine theory.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church

    Alexander Clarence Flick

British Dictionary definitions for petrine


  1. New Testament of or relating to St Peter, his position of leadership, or the epistles, etc, attributed to him
  2. RC Church of or relating to the supremacy in the Church that the pope is regarded as having inherited from St Peterthe Petrine claims
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