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the fathers of the early Christian church whose lives overlapped those of any of the apostles.
the collection of works attributed to them.
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Origin of Apostolic Fathers
First recorded in 1820–30
Words nearby Apostolic Fathers
apostolate, apostolic, apostolic age, Apostolic Church, apostolic delegate, Apostolic Fathers, Apostolic See, apostolic succession, Apostolos, apostrophe, apostrophize
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British Dictionary definitions for Apostolic Fathers
the Fathers of the early Church who immediately followed the Apostles
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