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apostolic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning an apostle.
    • Of, relating to, or modern with all the 12 Apostles.
    • Of, relating to, or based on the training or rehearse for the 12 Apostles.
    • Of or regarding a succession of religious expert from the 12 Apostles, regarded by Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, many other individuals having been perpetuated by successive ordinations of bishops and be necessity for legitimate sales and administration of sacraments.
    • Roman Catholic Church Of or relating to the pope since the successor of Saint Peter; papal.
    • with respect to an apostle, or even the apostles, their particular times, or their particular unusual nature
    • according to the doctrines of apostles; delivered or taught by the apostles
    • Of or regarding the pope and/or papacy; papal.
    • related to an apostle, or even the apostles, their particular times, or their particular particular spirit
    • in accordance with the doctrines of this apostles; delivered or taught because of the apostles.
    • Of or regarding the pope and/or papacy; papal.
    • proceeding from or bought by or susceptible to a pope and/or papacy thought to be the successor of the Apostles
    • of or regarding or deriving from the Apostles or their particular teachings
  • noun:
    • an associate of 1 of particular ascetic sects which at numerous times professed to copy the practice regarding the apostles.
    • a part of one of numerous sects (also called Apostolicals or Apostolici) which professed to bring back the doctrine and rehearse regarding the apostles.
    • A title of bishops in early times, later limited by primates, last but not least into the pope.
  • others:
    • Pertaining or concerning or attribute of an apostle, or even more especially regarding the twelve apostles; of the apostles or an apostle: as, the apostolic age.
    • in accordance with the doctrines of the apostles; delivered or taught because of the apostles: as, apostolic trust or training.
    • An epithet of this Christian chapel, signifying the woman identification with all the ancient chapel associated with the apostles. See apostolicity.
    • with respect to or conferred because of the pope: since, apostolic privileges; apostolic benediction.
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