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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel; Any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people.

Usage examples (31)
  • St. Paul was also called the apostle to the Gentiles.
  • An apostle of revolution
  • The term apostle is applied by St. Paul not only to the Twelve, but also to himself, to Barnabas, to his kinsmen,
  • That the first Gospel was written by this apostle is the testimony of all antiquity. for more
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  • An "apostle" (one who preaches the gospel) may make an "apostil/apostille" (marginal note) in his or her books.
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