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apostle

noun uk   /əˈpɒs.l̩/ us    /-ˈpɑː.sl̩/
[C] formal someone who strongly supports a particular belief or political movement: an apostle of world peace/libertySupporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers the Apostles [plural] the group of early Christians who travelled to different places telling people about Jesus Christ
See also
The Bible - people, events and places
apostolic
adjective uk   /ˌæp.əˈstɒl.ɪk/ us    /-ˈstɑː.lɪk/ formal
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