Apostle meaning

ə-pŏsəl
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One of the 12 members of the administrative council in the Mormon Church.
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The first Christian missionary in a place.
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The definition of an apostle is one of the specific twelve individuals who Jesus called upon to help spread his word.

An example of an apostle is Judas Iscariot.

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An apostle is defined as someone who followed Jesus as a missionary of the Christian message.

An example of an apostle is James the son of Alpheus.

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A person sent out on a special mission.
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Any of the early disciples of Christ who spread the gospel; specif., the twelve companions of Christ, originally, Andrew, Bartholomew, James (the younger, son of Alphaeus), James (the elder) and John (sons of Zebedee), Jude (or Lebbaeus or Thaddaeus), Judas Iscariot, Matthew (or Levi), Philip, Simon the Canaanite, Simon (called Peter), and Thomas (or Didymus): Paul, the “Apostle to the Gentiles,” was not among the original twelve; Judas was replaced by Matthias.
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Any of a group of early Christian missionaries.
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An early advocate or leader of a new principle or movement, esp. one aimed at reform.
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Any of the twelve administrative officials of the Mormon Church.
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A missionary, or leader of a religious mission, especially one in the early Christian Church (but see Apostle).
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A pioneer or early advocate of a particular cause, prophet of a belief.
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A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve seat administrative council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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(law) A letter dismissory.
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(law) A note sent to an appeal court presenting the appeal in summary.
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(law) The trial court record sent to an appeal court concerning an appeal.
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One of the group of twelve disciples chosen by Jesus to preach and spread the Gospel.
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A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve-seat Mormon administrative council.
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A rare transcription of the Greek male given name Απόστολος (Apóstolos) (usually transliterated as Apostolos).
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Origin of apostle

  • Middle English from Old English apostol and from Old French apostle both from Late Latin apostolus from Greek apostolos messenger from apostellein to send off apo- apo- stellein to send stel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French apostle, from Ancient Greek ἀπόστολος (apostolos, “one sent forth, apostle”).

    From Wiktionary

  • See apostil.

    From Wiktionary