meaning of apostolical

apostolical meaning in General Dictionary

proceeding from or ordered by or susceptible to a pope and/or papacy thought to be the successor of this Apostles

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  • of or relating to or deriving from Apostles or their teachings
  • related to an apostle, or even the apostles, their times, or their unusual nature; because, an apostolical goal; the apostolic age.
  • based on the doctrines associated with the apostles; delivered or taught because of the apostles; as, apostolic faith or rehearse.
  • Of or related to the pope or the papacy; papal.

apostolical meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) regarding an apostle, or even the apostles, their particular times, or their strange character; as, an apostolical mission; the apostolic age.

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  • (a.) According to the doctrines associated with the apostles; delivered or taught by the apostles; since, apostolic belief or training.
  • (a.) Of or related to the pope or even the papacy; papal.

Sentence Examples with the word apostolical

But religious people could hardly be expected to see in the worldly prince-bishops of the Empire, or the wealthy courtier-prelates of France, the trustees of the apostolical tradition.

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