Etymology

1. apostolic

adjective. ['ˌæpɔˈstɔlɪk'] of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings.

Etymology

  • apostolicus (Latin)
  • ἀποστολικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. apostolic

adjective. ['ˌæpɔˈstɔlɪk'] proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles.

Synonyms

  • apostolical
  • papal

Etymology

  • apostolicus (Latin)
  • ἀποστολικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word apostolic


1. Adjective
Deacons during apostolic times often fed the poor and hungry.

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