Apostle

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Apostle: Literally: One sent forth a messenger. Specifically: One of thetwelve disciples of Christ, specially chosen as his companions andwitnesses, and sent forth to pre Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about Apostle? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of Apostle:

1. Literally: One sent forth

2. a messenger. Specifically: One of thetwelve disciples of Christ, specially chosen as his companions andwitnesses, and sent forth to preach the gospel.He called unto him his disciples, and of them he chose twelve, whomalso he named apostles. Luke vi. 1Note: The title of apostle is also applied to others, who, though notof the number of the Twelve, yet were equal with them in office anddignity

3. as, "Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ." 1 Cor.i. In Heb. iii. 1, the name is given to Christ himself, as havingbeen sent from heaven to publish the gospel. In the primitive church,other ministers were called apostles (Rom. xvi. 7).

4. The missionary who first plants the Christian faith in any part ofthe world

5. also, one who initiates any great moral reform, or firstadvocates any important belief

6. one who has extraordinary success asa missionary or reformer

7. as, Dionysius of Corinth is called theapostle of France, John Eliot the apostle to the Indians, TheobaldMathew the apostle of temperance.

8. (Civ. & Admiralty Law) A brief letter dimissory sent by a court appealed from to thesuperior court, stating the case, etc.

9. a paper sent up on appeals inthe admiralty courts. Wharton. Burrill. Apostles creed, a creed ofunknown origin, which was formerly ascribed to the apostles. Itcertainly dates back to the beginning of the sixth century, and someassert that it can be found in the writings of Ambrose in the fourthcentury. Apostle spoon (Antiq.), a spoon of silver, with the handleterminating in the figure of an apostle. One or more were offered bysponsors at baptism as a present to the godchild. B. Jonson.

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