(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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In the past 12 months the Social Apostolate has obtained birth certificates for more than 800 homeless persons.
Christian Riesbeck, when he arrived in 1999, had a parish with a minimal lay apostolate, low Mass attendance and even lower parish-school involvement.
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In the years before and during the Second Vatican Council, the name given to the mission of the laity was the apostolate of the laity or the lay apostolate.
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The annual survey of new priests was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.
On December 8, 2003, two laymen and three priests in Ottawa launched a new apostolate dedicated to countering the culture of death in Canada.
The majority of associates--84 percent--are women, and they tend to be younger than vowed members, according to the survey conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).
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