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Apostematous
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Apostle
Apostle of Germany
Apostle of the Gentiles
Apostle Paul
Apostle spoon
Apostle-ship
Apostles' Creed
APOSTLES' CREED; THE
APOSTLES, GOSPEL OF THE TWELVE
apostleship
Apostolic
APOSTOLIC AGE
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Apostolic constitutions
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Apostolic Father
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APOSTOLIC FATHERS, EPISTLES OF
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Apostolic see
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Apostolate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

APOS'TOLATE, n. A mission; the dignity or office of an apostle. Ancient writers use it for the office of a bishop; but it is now restricted to the dignity of the pope, whose see is call the Apostolic See.

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Late Latin apostolatus, from apostolus Date: 14th century 1. the office or mission of an apostle 2. an association of persons dedicated to the propagation of a religion or a doctrine

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the position or authority of an Apostle. 2 leadership in reform. Etymology: eccl.L apostolatus (as APOSTLE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Apostolate A*pos"to*late, n. [L. apostolatus, fr. apostolus. See Apostle.] 1. The dignity, office, or mission, of an apostle; apostleship. Judas had miscarried and lost his apostolate. --Jer. Taylor. 2. The dignity or office of the pope, as the holder of the apostolic see.



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