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Holy See

n. Roman Catholic Church
1. The see of the bishop of Rome.
2. The authority, jurisdiction, and governmental functions associated with the papacy.
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Holy See

n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) the see of the pope as bishop of Rome and head of the Church
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the Roman curia
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Ho′ly See′


n.
the see of the pope.
[1755–65]
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Noun1.Holy See - the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City - the capital of the State of the Vatican City
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