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apostle

  

      n  
1    often cap   one of the 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel  
2    any prominent Christian missionary, esp. one who first converts a nation or people  
3    an ardent early supporter of a cause, reform movement, etc.  
4      (Mormon Church)   a member of a council of twelve officials appointed to administer and preside over the Church  
     (Old English apostol, from Church Latin apostolus, from Greek apostolos a messenger, from apostellein to send forth)  


apostle spoon  
      n   a silver spoon with a figure of one of the Apostles on the handle  
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apostle

  
1    evangelist, herald, messenger, missionary, preacher, proselytizer  
2    advocate, champion, pioneer, propagandist, propagator, proponent  

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