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[pee-trahyn, -trin] /ˈpi traɪn, -trɪn/

of or relating to the apostle Peter or the Epistles bearing his name.
(New Testament) of or relating to St Peter, his position of leadership, or the epistles, etc, attributed to him
(RC Church) of or relating to the supremacy in the Church that the pope is regarded as having inherited from St Peter: the Petrine claims


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