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Apostle

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(1):

(n.) The missionary who first plants the Christian faith in any part of the world; also, one who initiates any great moral reform, or first advocates any important belief; one who has extraordinary success as a missionary or reformer; as, Dionysius of Corinth is called the apostle of France, John Eliot the apostle to the Indians, Theobald Mathew the apostle of temperance.

(2):

(n.) Literally: One sent forth; a messenger. Specifically: One of the twelve disciples of Christ, specially chosen as his companions and witnesses, and sent forth to preach the gospel.

(3):

(n.) A brief letter dimissory sent by a court appealed from to the superior court, stating the case, etc.; a paper sent up on appeals in the admiralty courts.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Apostle'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/a/apostle.html. 1828.

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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