The Alternative English Dictionary: apostle

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apostle {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • (GenAm) /əˈpɑsl̩/
  • (RP) /əˈpɒs(ə)l/
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etymology 1 From Old French apostle, from Ancient Greek ἀπόστολος 〈apóstolos〉.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. A missionary, or leader of a religious mission, especially one in the early Christian Church (but see Apostle).
  2. A pioneer or early advocate of a particular cause, prophet of a belief.
  3. A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve seat administrative council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  4. (obsolete, Cambridge slang) A person who is plucked, i.e. refused an academic degree.
Synonyms: disciple
etymology 2 See apostil.
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (legal) A letter dismissory.
  2. (legal) A note sent to an appeal court presenting the appeal in summary.
  3. (legal) The trial court record sent to an appeal court concerning an appeal.
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