Pronunciation: (ap"u-stol'ik), [key]
1. of or characteristic of an apostle.
2. pertaining to or characteristic of the 12 apostles.
3. derived from the apostles in regular succession.
4. of or pertaining to the pope; papal. Also,ap"os•tol'i•cal.
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