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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
properly a pupil, scholar (Lat. discipulus, from discere, to learn, and root seen in pupillus), but chiefly used of the personal followers of Jesus Christ, including the inner circle of the Apostles.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Disciple'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/d/disciple.html. 1910.