A*pos"to*late (#), n. [L. apostolatus, fr. apostolus. See Apostle.]

1.

The dignity, office, or mission, of an apostle; apostleship.

Judas had miscarried and lost his apostolate. Jer. Taylor.

2.

The dignity or office of the pope, as the holder of the apostolic see.

 

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