from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being a disciple or follower of another in doctrines and precepts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being a disciple or follower in doctrines and precepts.

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  • noun uncountable The condition of being a disciple
  • noun countable The period during which a person is a disciple

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  • noun the position of disciple


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disciple +‎ -ship


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  • For these areas to be touched, the Bible League with its practical method focused on evangelism and discipleship, is desperately needed.

    Worth the risk? 2007

  • Peter's brother; though he was senior to Peter in discipleship, and instrumental to bring Peter to Christ, yet Peter afterwards so far outshone him that he is described by his relation to Peter: he acquainted Christ with what they had at hand; and in this we may see,

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John) 1721

  • Now the word discipleship begs a number of questions.

    One Old Vet 2009

  • And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve -- probably those who followed Him most closely and were firmest in discipleship, next to the Twelve. asked of him the parable -- The reply would seem to intimate that this parable of the sower was of that fundamental, comprehensive, and introductory character which we have assigned to it (see on [1423] Mt

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871

  • I felt the demands, I knew I was a sinner, I knew well the discipleship was a challenge and a burden-although a sweet one.

    Te Deum laudamus! 2009

  • How are we 'formed' in that particular kind of discipleship that is episcopal ministry?

    Archbishop Sets Out Thinking on Lambeth Conference 2008 2006

  • Hence if a man preach or do something similar by the authority of his superiors, he does not rise above the degree of "discipleship" or "subjection," which is competent to religious.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province Aquinas Thomas

  • It may be noted that this kind of discipleship, which, as we have already seen, was attempted by Palladius, was a recognized thing among the Egyptian hermits.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman 1840-1916 1913

  • This is the kind of discipleship which the Master demands.

    Personal Friendships of Jesus 1876

  • A long time ago, in the Charismatic Church I belonged to, there was a big split - 1/2 the church went into 'discipleship' and the other half stayed where they were.

    Cerulean Sanctum Dan Edelen 2010


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