apostle (n.)

  1. an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform; an apostle of revolution'

  2. any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people

    [ Syn: apostle , apostelic father ]

  3. (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel

    [ Syn: apostle , apostle ]

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