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 (ə-pŏs′tə-lāt′, -lĭt)
1. The office, duties, or mission of an apostle.
2. An association of individuals for the dissemination of a religion or doctrine.

[Late Latin apostolātus, from apostolus, apostle; see apostle.]


(əˈpɒstəlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the office, authority, or mission of an apostle


(əˈpɒs tl ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

the mission or office of an apostle.
[1635–45; < Late Latin]


[əˈpɒstəlɪt] Napostolado m
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The diocese also established six official immigrant apostolates based on ethnic and linguistic groups: Italian, Hispanic, Chinese, Haitian, Polish and Korean.