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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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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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the see of the pope.
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|Noun||1.||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
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