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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apostolic  \Ap`os*tol"ic\,  Apostolical  \Ap`os*tol"ic*al\,  a.  [L. 
  apostolicus  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  apostolique.] 
  1.  Pertaining  to  an  apostle,  or  to  the  apostles,  their  times, 
  or  their  peculiar  spirit;  as  an  apostolical  mission;  the 
  apostolic  age. 
 
  2.  According  to  the  doctrines  of  the  apostles;  delivered  or 
  taught  by  the  apostles;  as  apostolic  faith  or  practice. 
 
  3.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  pope  or  the  papacy;  papal. 
 
  {Apostolical  brief}.  See  under  {Brief}. 
 
  {Apostolic  canons},  a  collection  of  rules  and  precepts 
  relating  to  the  duty  of  Christians,  and  particularly  to 
  the  ceremonies  and  discipline  of  the  church  in  the  second 
  and  third  centuries. 
 
  {Apostolic  church},  the  Christian  church;  --  so  called  on 
  account  of  its  apostolic  foundation,  doctrine,  and  order 
  The  churches  of  Rome,  Alexandria,  Antioch,  and  Jerusalem 
  were  called  apostolic  churches. 
 
  {Apostolic  constitutions},  directions  of  a  nature  similar  to 
  the  apostolic  canons,  and  perhaps  compiled  by  the  same 
  authors  or  author. 
 
  {Apostolic  fathers},  early  Christian  writers,  who  were  born 
  in  the  first  century,  and  thus  touched  on  the  age  of  the 
  apostles.  They  were  Polycarp  Clement,  Ignatius  and 
  Hermas;  to  these  Barnabas  has  sometimes  been  added. 
 
  {Apostolic  king}  (or  {majesty}),  a  title  granted  by  the  pope 
  to  the  kings  of  Hungary  on  account  of  the  extensive 
  propagation  of  Christianity  by  St  Stephen,  the  founder  of 
  the  royal  line  It  is  now  a  title  of  the  emperor  of 
  Austria  in  right  of  the  throne  of  Hungary. 
 
  {Apostolic  see},  a  see  founded  and  governed  by  an  apostle; 
  specifically,  the  Church  of  Rome;  --  so  called  because  in 
  the  Roman  Catholic  belief,  the  pope  is  the  successor  of 
  St  Peter,  the  prince  of  the  apostles,  and  the  only 
  apostle  who  has  successors  in  the  apostolic  office. 
 
  {Apostolical  succession},  the  regular  and  uninterrupted 
  transmission  of  ministerial  authority  by  a  succession  of 
  bishops  from  the  apostles  to  any  subsequent  period. 
  --Hook. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apostolical 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  or  deriving  from  the  Apostles  or  their 
  teachings  [syn:  {apostolic}] 




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