apostolic

or ap·os·tol·i·cal

[ ap-uh-stol-ik or ap-uh-stol-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌæp əˈstɒl ɪk or ˌæp əˈstɒl ɪ kəl /

adjective

of or characteristic of an apostle.
pertaining to or characteristic of the 12 apostles.
derived from the apostles in regular succession.
of or relating to the pope; papal.

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Origin of apostolic

1540–50; < Late Latin apostolicus < Greek apostolikós, equivalent to apóstol(os) apostle + -ikos -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM apostolic

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British Dictionary definitions for apostolic

apostolic
/ (ˌæpəˈstɒlɪk) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of apostolic

apostolical, adjectiveapostolically, adverb
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