apostolical

apostolic

[ap-uh-stol-ik]
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of an apostle.
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of the 12 apostles.
3.
derived from the apostles in regular succession.
4.
of or pertaining to the pope; papal.
Also, apostolical.


Origin:
1540–50; < Late Latin apostolicus < Greek apostolikós, equivalent to apóstol(os) apostle + -ikos -ic

apostolically, adverb
apostolicism [ap-uh-stol-uh-siz-uhm] , noun
apostolicity [uh-pos-tl-is-i-tee] , apostolicalness, noun
nonapostolic, adjective
nonapostolical, adjective
nonapostolically, adverb
postapostolic, adjective
postapostolical, adjective
proapostolic, adjective
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apostolic (ˌæpəˈstɒlɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, deriving from, or contemporary with the Apostles
2.  of or relating to the teachings or practice of the Apostles
3.  of or relating to the pope regarded as chief successor of the Apostles
 
apos'tolical
 
adj
 
apos'tolically
 
adv

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apostolic
late 15c., from L. apostolicus, from Gk. apostolikos, from apostolos (see apostle).
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