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Petrine

[pee-trahyn, -trin] /ˈpi traɪn, -trɪn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the apostle Peter or the Epistles bearing his name.
Origin of Petrine
1840-1850
1840-50; < Late Latin Petr(us) Peter + -ine1
Related forms
post-Petrine, adjective
pre-Petrine, adjective
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  • 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
  • No one can possibly doubt that the Petrine theory was generally believed in western Christendom at least after the third century.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
  • In short this constitution logically completed the Petrine theory.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
  • Boniface, his fifth successor, considerably developed the Petrine position.

  • My little boy is given a cent by Petrine with instructions to go to the baker's and buy some biscuits.

    My Little Boy Carl Ewald
  • "You're quite a big boy now, that you can buy biscuits for Petrine," says she, without looking up from her work.

    My Little Boy Carl Ewald
British Dictionary definitions for Petrine

Petrine

/ˈpiːtraɪn/
adjective
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 Peter: the Petrine claims
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