What does apostolic mean?

Definitions for apostolic
ˌæp əˈstɒl ɪkapos·tolic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apostolic, apostolicaladjective

    of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings

  2. papal, apostolic, apostolical, pontificaladjective

    proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles

    "papal dispensation"


  1. apostolicadjective

    pertaining to an apostle, or to the apostles, their times, or their peculiar spirit

  2. apostolicadjective

    according to the doctrines of the apostles; delivered or taught by the apostles

    apostolic faith or practice

  3. Etymology: From apostolicus, from ἀποστολικός: compare with French apostolique.


  1. apostolic

    Apostolic refers to anything that is related to the Apostles, the 12 close followers of Jesus Christ in biblical times, or their teachings. It can also denote a connection or adherence to the authority, doctrines, or practices established by these figures in the early Christian Church. This term can be used more broadly to describe anything sent forth or pertaining to a messenger or representative.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apostolicadjective

    alt. of Apostolical

  2. Apostolicnoun

    a member of one of certain ascetic sects which at various times professed to imitate the practice of the apostles

  3. Etymology: [L. apostolicus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apostolic in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apostolic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of apostolic in a Sentence

  1. Kim Davis:

    This is a heaven or hell issue for me and for every other Apostolic Christian that believes, this is a fight worth fighting.

  2. Kim Davis:

    I ’m just a vessel God has chosen for this time and this place, i ’m no different than any other Apostolic Christian. It was my appointed time to stand, and their time will come.

  3. Martin Luther:

    Christ is the Master the Scriptures are only the servant. The true way to test all the Books is to see whether they work the will of Christ or not. No Book which does not preach Christ can be apostolic, though Peter or Paul were its author. And no Book which does preach Christ can fail to be apostolic though Judas, Ananias, Pilate or Herod were its author.

  4. Kim Davis:

    I ’m very steadfast in what I believe, i don’t leave my conscience and my Apostolic Christian soul out in my vehicle and come in here and pretend to be something I ’m not. It’s easy to talk the talk, but can you walk the walk ?

  5. Human Rights Watch:

    Child marriage is rampant in Zimbabwe, especially among Indigenous apostolic churches, an evangelical group that mixes Christian beliefs with traditional cultures and has millions of followers across the country.

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