(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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But many of these women were also drawn to the more active "lay apostolate," again represented most fully by Catherine and the most controversial aspect of penitent life.
John, when he could do no more than totter down to the church and say: "Little children, love one another," to resign his apostolate, and make room for a younger and more active man
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