Etymology
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apostolic (adj.)

"pertaining to, related to, or descended from the apostles," early 15c., from French apostolique or directly from Church Latin apostolicus, from Greek apostolikos, from apostolos (see apostle). Apostolical also is early 15c.

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Definitions of apostolic

apostolic (adj.)
of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings;
Synonyms: apostolical
apostolic (adj.)
proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles;
Synonyms: papal / apostolical / pontifical
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