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[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-Petrine, adjective
pre-Petrine, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This chapter was added to counteract the Johannine influence and exalt the Petrine teachings so dear to Rome.

    The Bible John E. Remsburg
  • Tacitly, but uncompromisingly, Petrine tradition is set aside.

  • Far from showing traces of Petrine influence, such traces are conspicuous by their absence.

  • Petrine gave you a cent for biscuits and you go and spend it on lollipops.

    My Little Boy Carl Ewald
  • "You're quite a big boy now, that you can buy biscuits for Petrine," says she, without looking up from her work.

    My Little Boy Carl Ewald
  • It is necessary now, in the next place, to look at the evidence offered in opposition to the Petrine theory.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
  • Schwegler believes that it was written to reconcile the Pauline and Petrine doctrines.

    The Bible John E. Remsburg
  • Boniface, his fifth successor, considerably developed the Petrine position.

  • The First Gospel, written about the time this church union movement was inaugurated, was adopted by the Petrine churches.

    The Bible John E. Remsburg
  • My little boy is given a cent by Petrine with instructions to go to the baker's and buy some biscuits.

    My Little Boy Carl Ewald
British Dictionary definitions for Petrine


(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 Peter: the Petrine claims
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