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uk   /əˈpɒs.əl/  us   /əˈpɑː.səl/
[C] formal someone who ​stronglysupports a ​particularbelief or ​politicalmovement: an apostle ofworldpeace/​liberty
the Apostles [plural]
the ​group of early Christians who ​travelled to different ​placestellingpeople about ​JesusChrist
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adjective uk   /ˌæp.əˈstɒl.ɪk/  us   /ˌæp.əˈstɑː.lɪk/ formal
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apostlenoun [C]

 us   /əˈpɑs·əl/
any of the twelve men whom ​JesusChristchose to ​teach other ​people about ​Christianity, or someone who ​stronglysupports a ​particularbelief or ​politicalmovement
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