[ pee-trahyn, -trin ]
/ ˈpi traɪn, -trɪn /


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 forms

post-Pe·trine, adjectivepre-Pe·trine, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for petrine


/ (ˈpiːtraɪn) /


New Testament of or relating to St Peter, his position of leadership, or the epistles, etc, attributed to him
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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